PGCPS to Receive $1.5 Million in Additional CARES Act Funding from Prince George County to Support School Division Needs
PGCPS to Receive $1.5 Million in Additional CARES Act Funding
from Prince George County to Support School Division Needs
PRINCE GEORGE, Va. - Prince George County Public Schools is due to receive approximately $1.5 million in additional Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding from the Prince George County Board of Supervisors to help support a wide range of the school division’s current needs, including technological and health-related spending.
On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the county Board of Supervisors appropriated $3.3 million toward a number of requests from county departments as part of Prince George’s second round of CARES Act funding. PGCPS accounted for $1,567,500.69 of funding requests submitted to the county for consideration.
CARES Act funds are able to be used to cover costs that are necessary expenditures in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, that were not accounted for in the budget most recently adopted as of March 27, 2020 (the date of the CARES Act’s enactment), and were incurred during the period between March 1 through December 31, 2020.
Of the approximately $1.56 million in CARES Act funding being provided by Prince George County to the school district, $1.27 million is tied to technology-related spending. This funding supports PGCPS as they adapt to the current educational landscape due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by further incorporating technology and other supports to help continue delivering high-quality instruction to students both on-campus and virtually. Some of those technology costs include:
● Providing internet access to 450 homes who currently lack access● Providing devices to 1,170 elementary students to support those who chose virtual/remote instruction at the elementary level who have expressed the need to have a school-issued device● Purchasing 2,299 additional devices needed to complete having one device per student in Grades K-4● Cameras, microphones, and other equipment to support teachers instructing virtually● Various assistive technology tools to support students with disabilities
Prince George County Public Schools • 6410 Courts Drive Prince George, VA 23875
804-733-2700 • pgs.k12.va.us