Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting a virtual community meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 focusing on Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding. The federal government has supported school districts around the country with supplemental funds for continued, if altered, operations under COVID-related restrictions and mitigation efforts.
Three rounds of COVID relief funding have been authorized by U.S. Congress since the start of the pandemic. The rounds of funding are called the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief — also known as ESSER. Each round of ESSER funds have been authorized by separate legislative acts that the president has signed into law.
During the meeting, CCPS staff will provide an update on how the school system used the first two rounds of ESSER funds. To learn more about how the first two rounds of funding were allocated, click here.
Community members are invited to provide input during the Nov. 1 meeting on how the third round of ESSER funds should be used. Community members must register to attend the virtual meeting, which will start at 6 p.m., Nov. 1. To register, visit https://ccboe.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NIPRYNqsTYOrtMojDCspuw.
Registrants must have an active Zoom account to attend, and a moderated question-and-answer session will be moderated through the chat feature. The meeting will livestream at www.ccboe.com.
For more information about ESSER funding, visit https://www.ccboe.com/index.php/esser-funding.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.
CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).