District Three seeks public input for grant applications

April 2, 2019

LAKE CITY, S.C. – Florence County School District Three is seeking public input on the use of federal funds before submitting federal grant applications for the 2019-2020 school year under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

This act is the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act approved by the U. S. Congress in December of 2015, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act. Through this law, substantial federal support is provided for programs to serve students in Kindergarten through 12th grades.

The district anticipates receiving funds for Title I, II and III. The grants are for Title I, Part A – Helping Disadvantaged Children Meeting High Standards; Title II, Part A – Preparing, Training and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals; Title III – Limited English Proficiency, according to a news release from the district.

The deadlines for these grants range from June 1 through July 1.

Because these grants deal with federal funds, the district is asking for comments and suggestions from parents and community stakeholders.

There will be a public informational meeting about Title I, II and III from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, the release said. The meeting will be held in the banquet hall at Nan Ya Plastics Corp., located at 140 Beulah Road in Lake City.

Any private schools within Florence County School District Three’s enrollment zone interested in participating or anyone interested in submitting comments or suggestions should contact Linda Hair at lhair@fsd3.org or call 843-374-8652, ext. 1111.