Groveport Madison Schools was initially expected to receive approximately $18.9 million in additional federal funds through ESSER III. The Ohio Department of Education has since reduced this amount to approximately $18.8 million. These funds must be used by September 2024.
ESSER III funding is available to help safely reopen schools and address the impacts of the pandemic on students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, including interventions to address "learning loss" – delays in students' academic progress related to the pandemic – and support equity with services and supports for student populations that the pandemic has disproportionately impacted.
We are thankful to receive these one-time federal funds to invest in critical areas to help students safely return to school on-site five days a week in the fall and address our schools' and students' needs emerging from the pandemic.
October 1, 2021 Update: The District submitted its ESSER III Plan to the state. We have not received word on when our plan might be reviewed. Once approved, the Ohio Department of Education will allocate the funds to the District, and we will post the plan to this webpage. We also will provide status updates similar to what is being provided with the ESSER II projects.