At the Culver City School Board meeting of October 12, 2021, there was a preliminary discussion of how federal funding might best be utilized to help the return to school post-pandemic. The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund has given the district financial support that looks to help the schools ‘come back’ from COVID in a number of ways. Keeping students, teachers and staff physically safe for live classes and looking address the social and emotional needs of students are both categorized as appropriate use of the funds; the administration is looking for input from the community as to how they would prioritize needs.
“Culver City Unified is conducting a survey to help identify priority areas of need to inform the use of the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III). ESSER funds are designated for use in helping our district ensure schools continue to be safe for in-person learning and for addressing the learning and social-emotional needs of students.”
If you have students in the schools, or even if you don’t, filling in the survey will illustrate the community’s concerns or challenges in these areas.
Please click on the link to complete the survey here: https://forms.gle/bAgHBWYhtXVMfNZt9
The survey data will be treated confidentially and reported in aggregate. The survey will be open from October 7-17, 2021.