Federal Programs

It is the policy of the Gibson County Special School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

If you feel your rights have been violated under one of the above Acts, please contact:

Paige Garner, Federal Programs Director
130 Trenton Highway
PO Box 60
Dyer, TN 38330
731-692-3803 (phone)
731-692-4375 (fax)

ARP ESSER 3.0 Resources

Gibson County Special School District (GCSSD) is receiving a 5,533,854 million dollar funding allocation through the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, enacted on March 11, 2021. Funds are designated for one-time or short-term expenditures to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students.

This will be GCSSD’s third allocation of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. GCSSD received ESSER I funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted on March 27, 2020, and ESSER II funds under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, enacted on December 27, 2020.  

Our school system’s priority has been and will remain providing safe, in-person learning for all students. In order to develop a plan for the use of ESSER III funds, your input is necessary and crucial to our collective progress. 

The documents linked outline Gibson County Special School System’s proposed plan for the use of ESSER III funds.

ESSER Public Plan Relief Spending Feedback For GCSSD

Gibson County Special School District is seeking feedback from parents, students, staff, and community members on the implementation of the district ESSER federal relief funds addressing student recovery needs related to COVID-19.

Stakeholders who wish to participate in this process can click on the link below to complete the brief survey.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts as we continue to successfully implement our federal allocation to support student learning.


ESSER Contact Information

Questions or feedback regarding the Gibson County Special School District ESSER funds can be submitted by email to garnerp@gcssd.org

GCSSD ESSER Director: Paige Garner

Phone: 731.692.3803

Email: garnerp@gcssd.org