Gwinnett school district seeks public input on COVID relief spending

Gwinnett County Public Schools headquarters. AJC file photo

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Gwinnett County Public Schools headquarters. AJC file photo

Gwinnett County Public Schools is seeking feedback via an online survey on the school district’s plans for the $282.4 million it stands to receive from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The federal COVID-19 relief funding is meant to help safely reopen and sustain schools while addressing the pandemic’s effects on students.

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The Gwinnett school district’s application, dated July 30, includes information on how administrators plan to recover learning loss and implement preventative and mitigation strategies during in-person instruction. About 97% of the 180,000 students in the Gwinnett district are learning in person this school year.

Gwinnett schools also received $32.5 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed in March 2020 and $125.7 million from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act signed in December.