Across the State of Indiana, $2.8 billion in federal funding has been allocated to local school districts to help address schools’ COVID-19 related needs.
Perry Township Schools has been awarded, as fiscal agent, a total of $53,041,595.81; of which $42,670,660.17 is allocated for Perry Township Schools and $10,370,935.64 is allocated for Non-Public Schools (CARES and GEER) and other Marion County Public Schools (GEER). These awards are from three rounds of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding – which is based on the district’s share of the state’s Title I allocation – and federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds.
With the release of each round of funding, Perry Township Schools has developed and invested in a plan to not only minimize the disruption of learning during the pandemic, but continue to provide effective and engaging instruction to support the growth of all students towards the mastery level in achieving Indiana academic standards.
Each plan will be reviewed throughout the funding period of availability. The district utilizes multiple data sources for identifying student academic needs and learning gaps. Per federal law, ESSER I and GEER funding must be encumbered by September 30, 2022; ESSER II funding must be encumbered by September 30, 2023; and ESSER III funding must be encumbered by September 30, 2024.
Funds are provided to all school districts through a reimbursement process based on the approved spending plan. You may track Perry Township Schools usage and reimbursement at the Indiana Department of Education’s ESSER GEER Dashboard here.
For more information on Perry Township’s federal COVID-19 relief funding, please contact our Director of Communications, Elizabeth Choi, at 317.789.3976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.