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MAE welcomes lawmakers


What Does the American Rescue Plan Mean for Educators and Students?
The American Rescue Plan includes nearly $170 billion in dedicated public education funding. That money can be used to reduce class sizes and modify spaces to comply with social distancing; modernize HVAC systems; hire more school custodians, nurses and counselors; and facilitate social distancing on transportation services with additional buses and drivers. The funding can also be used to add supports to address student trauma and learning loss. MAE will be working with lawmakers and other elected officials, as well as with members, to determine the best use of these funds.
Sanchioni Butler
We intend to make sure there is a state-wide report available on how ARPA funds are being spent. Educators deserve to know.
Quote by: Sanchioni Butler, MAE ARPA Coordinator

MAE's ARPA Coordinator

Sanchioni Butler is serving as Mississippi Association of Educators ARPA organizer. Email her at [email protected] for questions or concerns about your school's grant funding.

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Want to be a part of an organization that does more than collect dues? Our work on monitoring the use of ARPA funds in Mississippi is just one example of how Team MAE extends our resources to protect you and support public education.

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Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) represents thousands of Mississippians—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, friends—who believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.