DC Public Schools Seek Parents’ Comments Before Spending US Rescue Plan Funds | WDVM25 and DCW50

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WASHINGTON (WDVM) – DC public schools will receive $ 191 million in US bailouts to use in elementary and secondary schools.

The money is to be used to support the full reopening of schools for in-person learning in the fall of 2021 and to ensure that students are supported as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Before DCPS decides exactly how the funds will be distributed, the school system seeks parental advice through a investigation.

The investigation will be open until Friday, May 28. Parents will rank the most important places to least important for investment, explain what they are still waiting to hear from the school system regarding the reopening plan, and explain what needs to be done to make them feel safe and secure. sending their children back to the building.

“Community engagement is essential as we build a solid foundation for our schools and continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee said. “We know that the pandemic has impacted our school communities in different ways, and we value schools’ ideas on identifying urgent needs. Through collaboration and engagement with stakeholders, we will ensure our schools have the resources they need for a strong recovery. “

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