NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Public Schools is seeking input on how the $82 million in coronavirus relief funds will be distributed over the next three years.
NNPS will receive a total of $82,142,456 in federal relief over the next three years. The funds will go towards the safe reopen and sustaining of the safe operation of schools and will address the impacts of COVID-19 on students by focusing on students’ academic, social, emotional and mental health needs.
These funds come through the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Relief Fund, also known as ARP/ESSER III.
At least 20 percent of funds must be used to address learning loss. NNPS also says they are considering using ESSER III funds to improve ventilation systems in the schools as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases.
Feedback is needed by 5:00 p.m. on August 11. Click here to provide your input.
Newport News Public Schools will receive over $82 million in federal relief over the next 3 years to help safely reopen & address the impacts of COVID-19. Your input is needed as NNPS develops a plan on how to use these funds. Provide your input. https://t.co/xN8R9X7Pd8 pic.twitter.com/NxAN9PL3nA— City of Newport News (@CityofNN) August 8, 2021