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Sen. Ossoff speaks with school superintendents on American Rescue Plan funding

The meeting is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. at Clayton County Public Schools Performing Arts Center on Mt. Zion Pkwy in Jonesboro.

JONESBORO, Ga. — U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff met with metro Atlanta school superintendents Monday on funding he delivered to Georgia's public school district through the American Rescue Plan.

More than $4 billion for Georgia is expected to go to public school districts across the state, a news release noted. They said $1.5 billion will go to schools across the metro Atlanta area specifically. 

Here are the school leaders scheduled to be in attendance:

  • Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring
  • Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Morcease J. Beasley
  • Cobb County Schools Legislative Affairs Officer Gretchen Walton
  • City Schools of Decatur Superintendent Dr. Maggie Fehrman
  • DeKalb County Schools Associate Superintendent of Accountability Oliver Lewis
  • Douglas County Schools Superintendent Trent North
  • Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools Associate Superintendent Dr. Clay Hunter
  • Henry County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis
  • Newton County Public Schools Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey
  • Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted education across the nations, as many students and teachers navigated learning in the classroom from home.

Gov. Brian Kemp announced the availability of $15 million in Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgia on June 1 to advance student academic achievement by addressing learning recovery and other critical needs of youth brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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