SCS Proposes Projects Utilizing COVID-19 Relief Funding to Support District Improvements

The District has begun solidifying approximately $503 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) 3.0 funding. As SCS reimagines education, schools, and communities, we’re continuing to use research-based strategies over the next 3-5 years to address equitable academic opportunities and learning gaps with COVID-19 relief funding. The U.S. Department of Education awarded these grants to school districts across the country, addressing the impact of the pandemic. 

Following another series of community meetings hosted by the Shelby County School Board to discuss funding allocation proposals for 2021-22, SCS has proposed designating the funding for the following projects (see graphs for details):

  • Classroom Additions
  • Demolition 
  • Paving 
  • HVAC 

A focus on equity is also a key lever around these improvements in our District. SCS believes in providing business opportunities that empower our community as we Reimagine 901. The District has provided opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Woman Business Enterprises (WBE) and/or Small Businesses (SBE) to secure several contracts with SCS for various services.

These proposed projects are pending School Board approval. Votes are expected November 30.

To learn more about ESSER funding, click here.

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