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How much are schools getting from ESSER funds?


Allen East: $1.4 million for lunchroom expenses, digital academy, school nurse, summer reading program, technology licenses and staff.

Bath: $3 million for student technology, software, summer school, mental health clinics, tutors, PPE and HVAC upgrades.

Bluffton: $935,330 for payroll, supplies, summer school and online learning platforms.

Delphos: $2.1 million for payroll, distancing and services for economically disadvantaged students, English learners and special needs curriculum.

Elida: $6.8 million for cleaning supplies, PPE, COVID leave, technology upgrades, online curriculum and staffing.

Lima: $33.3 million for instructional technology, cleaning supplies, PPE, online curriculum, staffing, stipends, professional development, transportation, storage, classroom furniture and athletic safety equipment.

Perry: $2.1 million for cleaning supplies, instructional needs, summer school, technology, buses and other needs.

Shawnee: $2.8 million for sanitation equipment, PPE, payroll, educational technology and tutors.

Spencerville: $1.7 million for staffing, learning loss prevention, buses, educational technology, software licenses, tutors, transitional instructor, mental health services and indoor air quality.


Continental: $593,000 teaching and tutoring staff.

Jennings: $309,700

Kalida: $137,500 for cafeteria staff, summer intervention, remote learning equipment, salaries and benefits for learning loss recovery.

Miller City-New Cleveland: $176,800 for cleaning supplies and effects of school closure.

Ottawa-Glandorf: $1.4 million for continuing operations, payroll, buses, technology upgrades, instructional supplies, afterschool program, ventilation upgrades and curriculum for learning retention.

Pandora-Gilboa: $410,200 for laptops, HVAC upgrades and new piping system.


Minster: $473,600.

St. Marys: $3.3 million for long-term substitute teachers, custodians, reading support, HVAC, cleaning supplies, online credit recovery programs, technology and professional development.

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Wapakoneta: $4.2 million for cleaning supplies, PPE, HVAC, tutors, laptops, online coursework, reading intervention materials, smart panel technology and professional development.

Waynesfield-Goshen: $796,000 for laptops, payroll, air cleaning system and intervention specialist.

Source: Area school districts


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