ESSER III Overview
Charleston County Schools will receive approximately $163 million under the American Rescue Plan. These funds are commonly referred to as ESSER III (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund). The district administration must comply with rigorous state and federal reporting, oversight, and monitoring regulations, as well as communicate closely with communities regarding the use of these funds. The district administration, in an effort led by Steve Hamer, will engage community representatives along with educators in an advisory capacity. The Audit and Finance Committee will provide program oversight.
In addition, board officers recommend establishing a small Advisory Team of 5-7 individuals who will report to the Board at least once a semester for purposes of:
- Creating more visibility to the public regarding ESSER III;
- Ensuring community and educator input has been considered in ESSER III fund allocations; and,
- Reporting progress on program implementation and impact.
ESSER III Advisory Team
- Patrick Martin
- Downing Child
- Beverley Gadson-Birch
- Deborah Grant
- Raynique Syas
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