The Alcorn School District is receiving more than $3 million in pandemic-related relief funds and they want the community’s feedback on how to spend it.

Superintendent Brandon Quinn is inviting members of the community to a special meeting on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the district office located at 31 County Road 401 (Manpower Road) in Corinth.

Quinn said the discussion will include district plans on how to spend the funds and a question and answer session from those in attendance.

The money is part of the federal and state-funded program called the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) and was part of former President Donald Trump’s CARES Act. Congress set aside approximately $13.2 billion for the program. Monies can be used by school districts to address the impact the coronavirus has had and continues to have on elementary schools.

District Finance Director Kimberly Woodard said last month she hopes to be able to use the money on a variety of items including hiring elementary school counselors, covering expenses incurred due to COVID-related employee leave and the purchase of additional iPads and Macbooks to “finish up” the district’s 1:1 program.

The federal government has until June to send the funds to school districts.

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Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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