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Proposal Made for ESSER III Funds Allocation

Jul 12, 2021

The Rowan County School District is slated to receive nearly $8 million dollars in the third round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Board of Education met in a special called meeting last week to review how those funds might be allocated, given the restrictions in place.

Superintendent John Maxey says the biggest projects included in his recommendations are related to renovations and construction. 

  Maxey recommended the board approve a number of projects, including new H-V-A-C systems at Tilden Hogge and Rodburn elementary schools, replacing the roof on the high school, and building a storage facility for the district.

He also proposed a $650-thousand dollars in technological upgrades for classrooms across the district. 

  The Board did not take action on the allocation proposals, but plans to address the projects at the July 27th meeting.