South Bend Schools seeking community input on COVID funds spending

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The South Bend Community School Corporation is hosting a number of community meetings to get public input on how the Corporation should spend the second wave of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds.

The funding can be used to address topics like building enhancements, providing accelerated learning opportunities, funding for additional school social workers and nurses, and more.

“The ESSER funding is designed to help school districts successfully reopen and sustain safe, in-person instruction and learning environments in our schools. It’s vitally important that our stakeholders are aware of how we’re allocating these resources, ” said Kareemah Fowler, assistant superintendent of finance and business for the SBCSC.

Community members will have the opportunity to attend any of the following three meetings:

  • Wednesday, August 18, 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Western Branch Public Library, 611 Lombardy Drive, South Bend
  • Wednesday, August 25th, 5:30 - 7pm at the Kroc Center, 900 W. Western Avenue, South Bend
  • Wednesday, September 1, 5:30 - 7p.m at the River Park Branch Public Library| 2022 E. Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend
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