WCPS seeks input into how the American Rescue Plan is being used


The U.S. Department of Education allocated approximately $1.95 billion to Maryland and local school systems to meet the urgent needs of schools and students through the pandemic.

Specifically, the school system has already used approximately $7 million of the $55 million on health and safety and student needs, Erin Anderson, the school district’s communication officer said. 

Questions in the survey include:

The survey is on the school system’s website and at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WZKDLZ.

Story Highlights

  • The money comes through the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief fund, and is intended to help students during COVID-19 pandemic.

  • WCPS has used its portion of the money so far to “reopen schools safely, to address lost instructional time, to support student achievement and mental health, and to provide the infrastructure to support student learning in safe environments,” the survey states.

What is your role in public education?Enter the degree to which you feel WCPS priorities reflect the issues currently facing WCPS students and schools as a result of or in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Enter any additional high priorities the money should go toward. These should be issues currently facing students and schools as a result of or in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sherry Greenfield is the Education Reporter, covering Washington County Public Schools and the Washington County Board of Education. Follow Sherry on Twitter at Sheina2018 or Instagram at beckmangreenfield.