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Montrose County School District RE-1J School District

 

Student and District Characteristics*

Students: 5,885

Rural: Yes, Rural

Free and Reduced Lunch: 52.86%

Special Education:15%

Gifted and Talented:8%

BOCES:

*Click here to learn more about these designations.

Link to District website:http://www.mcsd.org

 


 
 

Federal Stimulus Funding for Montrose County School District RE-1J


How much funding went to Montrose County School District RE-1J?

CRF: $3,476,142

ESSER I (CARES Act): $1,119,834

Addressing the immediate crisis
Expenditures allowed through Sept. 30, 2022

ESSER II (CRRS Act): $4,163,158

Providing stability and managing the health crisis

Expenditures allowed through Sept. 30, 2023

ESSER III (ARP Act): $9,266,880

Recovery and acceleration

Expenditures allowed through Sept. 30, 2024
Use of Funds Plan

Other Stimulus Funds: $846,320

Includes ESSER supplemental funds provided to districts

State Funding Facts for Montrose County School District RE-1J


2019-20 Total Program Funding: $50,266,920 ($8,379)

2020-21 Total Program Funding: $47,776,689 ($8,079)

2021-22 Total Program Funding: $52,935,708 ($8,996)

2022-23 Total Program Funding: $58,400,674 ($9,902)

Local Share: 31%

State Share: 69%

Loss in state share for the 2020-21 school year: ($6,997,543)

Loss in state share for the 2021-22 school year: ($3,336,709)

Loss in state share for the 2022-23 school year: ($2,146,020)

Cumulative loss in state share since 2009-10: ($69,788,572)

 

How are students being supported through the use of federal stimulus dollars?
The federal stimulus dollars are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to support our students and to address the multi-year effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision on how to spend federal pandemic recovery resources is inherently and intentionally local as school communities are best equipped to identify and address their most urgent local needs in order to:

     Create safe and healthy learning environments

     Address lost instructional time

     Meet mental health needs of students and staff

     Support educators and staff stability and well-being

 

In addition to mitigating the effects of the pandemic, the shortfall in state funding to Colorado schools during the 2020-21 school year doubled and the one-time federal stimulus funds helped to temporarily mitigate the significant loss in funding to school districts. As Colorado spends less on education per student than most other states, a teacher shortage existed before the pandemic making it difficult for school districts to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers. While all the one-time federal stimulus dollars will expire by September 30, 2024, they have supported local students and communities weather the effects of the pandemic.

 

 

Click HERE to learn more[1]  about Montrose County School District RE-1J‘s ESSER I Investment Priorities

Click HERE to learn more[1]  about Montrose County School District RE-1J‘s ESSER II Investment Priorities