Newport News Public Schools seeking public input on funds usage

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A girl wears a face mask as students sit in a classroom of the Petri primary school in Dortmund, western Germany, on June 15, 2020 amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP) (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News Public Schools is asking for the public’s input on how to use incoming funds to best meet students’ academic, social, emotional and mental health needs.

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The district is set to receive $82,142,456 in federal relief over the next three years, as part of the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Relief Fund (ARP/ESSER III).

Officials say at least 20% of the funds must be used to address learning loss. The district is also considering using ESSER III funds to improve ventilation systems in schools as a way to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases.

For a comprehensive view of how the funds can be used, click here.

The district is asking the public to submit their feedback by 5 p.m. on August 11.

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