FY22 Budget, Millage Rate & ARP Plan

The Gainesville City School District operates on a fiscal year basis of July 1st through June 30th as prescribed by the State of Georgia, corresponding with the school year.  

Prior to the adoption of the budget by the Board of Education, the school system holds numerous public hearings for community input. The public meeting dates and times are advertised in the local newspaper and on the district's website. The final annual budget for all funds and the millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year will normally be adopted by June 30th of each year.

Gainesville City Schools strives to ensure transparency and accuracy of financial information to the students, parents and citizens of the community we serve.

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act ESSER III Budget – November 2, 2021

Gainesville City School System has received $19,673,093 in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act ESSER III.  The GCSS ARP Plan aligns to meet the intent of the funds, and all funds are approved at the state and local levels.  More detail is included in the linked plan and an update was provided to the Board of Education on the November 1, 2021 Work Session.  To date, funds have been spent on the following items:

Summer school for all students (staff pay, supplies, transportation)
Learning loss funds to support Boys & Girls Club Fees
Training for community partners with a focus on learning loss (Boys & Girls Club, Gainesville Housing Authority, etc.)
Supplies for community buses (ie. Wellness on Wheels initiative)
Contracted Services for mental health providers
Contracted Services for wellness providers

As stated in the original plan, the following programs were submitted for approval to GaDOE.

Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental afterschool programs, including providing classroom instruction or online learning during the summer months and addressing the needs of at-risk populations.  $5,318,800 (27%)

Tracking student attendance and improving student engagement in distance education.  $210,000 (1.1%)

Any activity authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, and Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.  $1,885,583 (9.6%)

Activities to address the unique needs of at-risk populations.  $6,000,000 (30.5%)

Providing mental health services and supports, including through the implementation of evidence-based full service community schools.  $2,500,000 (12.7%)

Purchasing educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) for students who are served by the local educational agency that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors including low-income students and children with disabilities, which may include assistive technology or adaptive equipment.  $3,758,710 (19.1%)

To provide feedback on the GCSS ARP Plan, please complete the Google Form.

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