EPCCC Board of Directors pass a Resolution on Allocation of Federal Covid Stimulus Funds for Schools

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EPCCC Board of Directors pass a Resolution on Allocation of Federal Covid Stimulus Funds for Schools

WHEREAS, THE EAST PARKER COUNTY CHAMBER (HEREINAFTER EPCCC) REPRESENTS MORE THAN 2500 BUSINESSES AND 6500 EMPLOYEES IN EAST PARKER COUNTY, AND

WHEREAS, EPCCC CONTINUES TO RECOGNIZE ALEDO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (HEREINAFTER AISD) AS A MAIN ECONOMIC DRIVER OF PARKER COUNTY. AISD CONTINUES TO MEET THE CHANGING NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY, PLACING DELIBERATE FOCUS ON PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION TAILORED TO MEET EACH STUDENT’S INDVIDUAL NEEDS, AND

WHEREAS,  AISD ALONG WITH EVERY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT IN TEXAS HAVE INVESTED MORE MONEY AND RESOURCES INITIALLY ADAPTING TO A VIRTUAL LEARNING STRUCTURE AND NOW TRANSITIONING INTO A HYBRID LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, AND

WHEREAS, FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ASSIST IN OFFSETTING SOME OF THE COST INVOLVED IN ADAPTING TO THIS NEW STRUCTURE. THESE FUNDS ARE INTENDED TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, BUT ARE BEING HELD FOR POSSIBLE REALLOCATION,

WHEREAS, THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION AND AVAILABILITY OF RESOURCES SHOULD BE A TOP PRIORITY OF ALL LEGISLATORS AND RELEASING THE MUCH NEEDED FUNDING TO THE SCHOOLS IS CRITICAL.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOVLED, THE EAST PARKER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REQUESTS THAT THE FEDERAL COVID STIMULUS FUNDS BE RELEASED TO THE SCHOOLS INSTEAD OF USING THE FUNDS TO OFFSET OTHER BUDGET SHORTFALLS WHICH IS NOT ITS INTENDED USE.

 

Signed by President & CEO Lisa Flowers and EPCCC Chairman of the Board Shawn Callaway

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