(ARP) Act ESSER III – Budget – May 26, 2021

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As a part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act ESSER III, Hall County Schools has received an initial budget of $32,303,782 in federal funds.  The school system is required to create a plan for spending the federal funds aligned to the allowable use of funds from the state and federal levels. When the American Rescue Plan application is approved, the school system will receive the remaining allocation of $17,394,344.  All expenditures within the budget are subject to approval at the local and state levels.  Hall County Schools tentatively plans to use the CARES III funds in the following ways.

  • Additional classroom teachers K-12 to work with small groups on literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Additional CTAE teachers to provide classes for construction, mechanics, and health care science;
  • Salaries of paraprofessionals;
  • Teacher, paraprofessional, materials, and transportation for extended summer enrichment and transition camps;
  • CTAE agriculture program materials;
  • Add additional mental health personnel to support the social emotional needs of students K-12;
  • Nurse salaries;
  • Additional school buses;
  • Replace HVAC at 3 schools;
  • Add air conditioning to second gymnasiums at 4 existing high schools;
  • Building construction, land improvements, and equipment for a meat processing plant as a CTAE pathway to be located on the East Hall High campus; and
  • Equipment (replacement and new) for the CTAE program in the system

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