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CARES Act: SEA Reserve for Equitable Services Notification

CARES Act: SEA Reserve for Equitable Services Notification

September 30, 2020

Dear Private School Officials,

As a result of a recent US District Court Decision, the CARES Act methodology for determining private school proportionate share has changed. All LEAs are required by law to reach out to all private schools that serve students who reside in their geographic boundaries, regardless of the private school’s location. In addition, calculations for proportionate share will be based on public school and private school poverty counts from Fall 2018. This applies to the following grants issued in Georgia:

  • CARES ESSER Formula Grants
  • CARES SEA Reserve: Equitable Services
  • CARES SEA Reserve: CTAE- Ag Extended Day, Extended Year, Young Farmers, Area Teachers
  • CARES SEA Reserve: CTE Extended Day, Extended Year, Supervision, Youth Apprenticeships
  • CARES SEA Reserve: Special Education

All CARES grants are intended to offset impacts related to COVID19. If your school is interested in participating in these CARES funds or if you have any additional questions, please contact the LEA CARES Coordinator, Dr. Sandra W. Nethels as soon as possible at, or on the phone 912.661.3525.

We look forward to hearing from you by Friday, October 9, 2020.


Sandra W. Nethels, Ed.D
Special Programs Coordinator
Effingham County Board of Education
405 North Ash Street
Springfield, GA 31329
Tel.: 912.754.5629
Fax: 912.330.1590