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St. Johns County School District surveys stakeholders on how to spend federal COVID-19 relief funds

St. Johns County School District headquarters in downtown St. Augustine. (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The St. Johns County School District is surveying stakeholders on how to spend federal COVID-19 relief funds.

The district sent out the survey on Wednesday, and responses will be collected through noon Monday, Nov. 29.

The district will apply for a grant from the Florida Department of Education based on funds they received from the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.

The district is eligible for more than $22 million in funding.

The state Department of Education will release two-thirds of the funds after the district completes the application and submits a plan on returning to in-person instruction.

The additional one-third of the funds are scheduled for release at a later date.

The district said its plan must include input from stakeholders on how the district plans to safely return students to the classrooms.

The money must be spent by September 30, 2024.


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