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ESSER III - American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act

As a part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act ESSER III, Valdosta City Schools has received a total budget of $37,440,097.00 in federal funds. The school system is required to create a plan for spending the federal funds aligned to the allowable use of funds from the state and federal levels. All expenditures within the budget are subject to approval at the local and state levels. Valdosta City School tentatively plans to use the ESSER III funds in the following ways.

  • Teachers, paraprofessionals, transportation for After School, Saturday School, Credit Recovery and Credit repair programs to address academic deficiencies of all K-12 students;
  • Teachers, paraprofessionals, materials, transportation and school nutrition services for extended summer remediation, enrichment and transition camps;
  • Additional study skills/credit recovery teachers, grades 9-12, to work with small groups in all academic areas;
  • Additional intervention specialists (K-8) to work with small groups on literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Reading and Math resources for Tier 1 instruction, remediation and enrichment;
  • Add a Social Emotional Social Worker to support the social emotional needs of students 9 -12;
  • Add 2 additional Social Worker (K-8) to support the social emotional needs of students;
  • Add 2 K-8 Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Coordinators to support with academic, behavioral and social emotional challenges in the area of professional development to increase student success;
  • Additional CTAE teachers to provide classes for Ag science;
  • Add 2 Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teachers at VHS;
  • Add a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) teacher at VECA;
  • Districtwide professional learning to strengthen teacher pedagogy with social emotional learning training, literacy, numeracy and to address the negative impact of learning loss across all subjects due to the pandemic.
  • Nurse salaries;
  • Replace HVAC systems at Sallas Mahone and J.L. Lomax;
  • Roof replacements at Horne Learning Center, Newbern Middle and Central Office building;
  • Window and exterior door replacements at VECA and Horne Learning Center; and
  • Adding 4 additional classrooms at W.G. Nunn and Sallas Mahone.

Uncle Sam CatValdosta City Schools (VCS) is requesting feedback on its plan to support student learning with the funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) of 2021. Please review the included document on this page for an overview of the district’s plan for ARP funds.

We are requesting your feedback as we continue to refine our plan to support student learning with the funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. With two years remaining before all funds must be exhausted, your input is an important part of ensuring funds are being appropriately used to address the most pressing needs of our students. We want to hear from you!

Please click here to begin the feedback form.