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American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act ESSER III-LEA


$123 billion of these funds is allocated to support K-12 schools in safely reopening, of which 20 percent must address learning loss. Other set asides include $1.25 billion for summer enrichment, $1.25 billion for afterschool programs, $3 billion for education technology and $800 million for wraparound services to homeless students. Counties contribute funds to K-12 schools in six states and to community colleges across several states but will not receive funding directly.


As a part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act ESSER III, Bacon County Schools received an initial budget of $7,254,912.00 in federal funds.  The school system is required to create and periodically review the plan for spending the federal funds aligned to the allowable use of funds from the state and federal levels. All expenditures within the budget are subject to approval at the local and state levels.  Bacon County Schools currently uses ESSER III funds in the following ways:

  • Additional teachers and paraprofessionals to support learning loss.
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Software Licenses
  • Instructional Supplies for the Classroom
  • Student School Supplies
  • Technology: Printers, Sound Amplification Systems, Cameras, Additional Chromebooks, Interactive Boards
  • Safety Supplies, Cleaning Supplies, Masks, Sanitizers, Air purifiers for classrooms
  • Retention Incentives for Employees
  • Air purification systems in existing AC units at all schools (Ionizers)
  • Picnic Tables for outdoor classrooms
  • After-School Tutoring and Summer School Costs
  • Transportation-- 2 additional buses
Bacon County School District seeks stakeholder input for use of these funds. Please give us your comments by using the form below.