SBCSC invites community to give feedback on COVID-19 relief funding

NOW: SBCSC invites community to give feedback on COVID-19 relief funding

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Another wave of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funding is now available to the South Bend Community School Corporation. The funding is designed to help school districts successfully re-open and maintain safe, in- person instruction.

But the money is expected to go beyond just that for students! The COVID-19 relief funding addresses the impact the past year has had on kids, not only academically but emotionally and mentally as well.

By focusing on accelerated learning programs and after school support programs, the district is hopeful to recover learning losses that were present even pre-pandemic. Wednesday night the district is holding 2 of 3 meetings for parents of SBCSC students. These meetings allow parents to know the schools are listening to their concerns and maintain transparency on where the funds are being allocated.

“But we really are going out in the community to inform them what we are spending the money on and hear their feedback,” says Kareemah Fowler, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance. “We want to make sure they know what we are spending the money on, how that will affect their children and where to find that information.”

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 25th in the evening from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the KROC center off of West Western Avenue. The third and final meeting will be on Wednesday, September 1st from 5:30 -7 p.m. at the River Park Branch Public Library.

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