Alachua County School Board to address CARES Act funds, preschool program today

The School Board of Alachua County will discuss a full agenda on Oct. 20th at 6 p.m. 
 
One agreement provides $1,300,000 in county Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds to the School Board, in addition to the $750,000 already provided, to support the District’s COVID-19 response. These funds will be used to support teachers in the HyFlex model by purchasing additional monitors, headsets, document cameras, and other technology including additional Zoom business licenses as well as the additional cost of training and course creation for teachers. These funds must be expended before December 30, 2020, to be eligible for reimbursement.
 
For preschoolers, the board will discuss an agreement between the Alachua County School District and the University of South Florida (USF) and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) USA to implement a home-based instructional Program designed for parents to provide educational enrichment for their preschool children. This program will serve communities within the boundaries of Alachua County and will provide one full-time HIPPY Coordinator and one full-time and one part-time Home Visitors to serve 50 children.
 
Other topics include an inventory/droppage report, district safety and security assessment and a revised school resource officer agreement with the City of Gainesville Police Department.
 
To see the full agenda click here.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Alachua County Public Schools District Office boardroom and can be viewed on Channel 12 Live Stream and on the YouTube Link.
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