Grant - CARES SEA Reserve Grant for School Nurses

***POSTED MAY 20221***

 

Purpose: This CARES Act grant will allow LEAs and GNETS facilities to fund additional School Nursing personnel, supplies, telehealth services, and other similar needs. School Nurses are a vital component to planning for and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools. This grant will allocate more resources directly to School Nursing programs to offset the additional costs related to the impacts of COVID-19.

Equitable Services Requirement: This grant is subject to equitable services. LEAs are required to reach out to all non-public schools who serve students who resided in a Title I attendance zone in Fall 2018 (This is the data used for the 19-20 CARES Act grants). Non-Public schools that already participate in another CARES Act grant subject to equitable services (Formula, SEA Reserve Equitable Services, ESSER CARES IDEA Supplemental) may use the same data already provided. If a non-public school who has not participated in a previous CARES Act grant subject to equitable services elects to participate, LEAs should use the guidance outlined in the  CARES Act Equitable Services Consultation Guide on the State Ombudsman webpage. LEAs are not required to contact non-public schools who responded in writing that the school declined future CARES Act opportunities.

Use of Funds for Equitable Services: A public agency must control funds for services or assistance provided to non-public school students and teachers under the CARES Act ESSER program. Funds may not be used to provide funds to non-public schools to cover payroll. An LEA may contract with a vendor to provide nurses, who will provide services in non-public schools. The contract must be under the control and supervision of the LEA. The LEA may also use funds to provide supplies related to nursing and healthcare and telehealth services. All expenditures are required to meet the purpose of planning for and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools. The LEA must keep title to and exercise continuing administrative control of all materials, equipment, and property purchased with CARES Act funds. Educational services and benefits, including materials and equipment, an LEA provides to students and teachers in non-public elementary and secondary schools under the CARES Act programs must be secular, neutral, and nonideological.

 If your school is interested in participating in the CARES SEA Reserve Grant for School Nurses or if you have any additional questions, please contact the LEA CARES Coordinator, Tonja Healey as soon as possible at thealey@brooks.k12.ga.us, (229 - 588-2340 or by completing this short SURVEY.

Additional CARES Act Funding

**POSTED FEBRUARY 2021

Brooks County Schools received an additional allocation of CARES Act funding that is eligible for private school equitable services. Eligible private schools have been contacted by email.

All CARES grants are intended to offset impacts related to COVID19. If your school is interested in participating in these CARES funds or if you have any additional questions, please contact the LEA CARES Coordinator, Tonja Healey as soon as possible at thealey@brooks.k12.ga.us, (229 - 588-2340 or by completing a short CARES Act Equitable Services Survey by clicking HERE

ESSA Equitable Services Notice

**POSTED NOVEMBER 2020

Each fall Brooks County Schools Federal Program Director reaches out to all private schools in the geographic boundaries and to all private schools outside of the geographic boundaries who are currently or have historically (based on DE1111 submissions) served students who reside in the district’s school attendance zone.  In Georgia official notification documentation is maintained in the Equitable Services for Private Schools (ES4PS) system. LEAs access ES4PS through their account in the State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS). Private Schools access it through a link in an email sent by individual LEAs to the school. The invitation to attend a meeting to participate in equitable services for the following school year is also sent via hardcopy through the mail as well as the ES4PS tab. When private schools receive this invitation, they should indicate if they ‘Accept’ or do ‘Not Accept’ the invitation. They should also indicate if they plan to participate in equitable services with the LEA. 

The invitation  is used to invite private schools, both within and outside of Brooks County Schools  geographic boundaries to a meeting to discuss participation in Equitable Services for the following programs: 

• Title I, Part A 

• Title I, Part C 

• Title II, Part A 

• Title III, Part A 

• Title IV, Part A 

• Title IV, Part B

*  IDEA

This meeting will also include information regarding proportionate share for students with special needs. Private School officials are invited to attend an initial consultation meeting for FY 22 / SY 21-22 that will be held at the J.H. Wells Center at 1081 Barwick Road on December 14th at 9:00 a.m.  Private school officials may access this online survey with their intentions for participation:  Initial Consultation for Private Schools

 

CARES Act Equitable Services Notification 

**POSTED NOVEMBER 2020.

As a result of a recent US District Court Decision, the CARES Act methodology for determining private school proportionate share has changed. All LEAs are required by law to reach out to all private schools that serve students who reside in their geographic boundaries, regardless of the private school’s location. In addition, calculations for proportionate share will be based on public school and private school poverty counts from Fall 2018. This applies to the following grants issued in Georgia:

CARES ESSER Formula Grants

CARES SEA Reserve: Equitable Services

CARES SEA Reserve: CTAE- Ag

          o Extended Day, Extended Year, Young Farmers, Area Teachers

CARES SEA Reserve: CTE

           o Extended Day, Extended Year, Supervision, Youth Apprenticeships

CARES SEA Reserve: Special Education

All CARES grants are intended to offset impacts related to COVID19. If your school is interested in participating in these CARES funds or if you have any additional questions, please contact the LEA CARES Coordinator, Tonja Healey as soon as possible at thealey@brooks.k12.ga.us, (229 - 588-2340 or by completing a short CARES Act Equitable Services Survey by clicking HERE