American Rescue Plan (ARP)
Use of Federal Funding for Recovery Efforts

2021 - 2024 School Year Spending Plan
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Act (CRRSA) and
American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funds

District Federal Stimulus Allocations:

ARP $3,146,092 CRRSA $1,399,830

In July of 2021, we shared an announcement that the district was to receive federal funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). In total the district will be receiving $4,545,922 that must be budgeted over the course of the grant period.

We asked the public to provide input about perceived needs and priorities through a survey. A summary of the results of the survey can be found in the attachment below. Using the results of this survey, and public input through Board of Education public comment sessions, the district leadership team developed a spending plan based on the feedback from stakeholders.

The key areas identified for funding are explained below.

District plans for addressing learning loss among students, including low-income students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care, of the local educational agency, including by (i) administering and using high-quality assessments that are valid and reliable, to accurately assess students' academic progress and assist educators in meeting students' academic needs, including through differentiating instruction; (ii) implementing evidence-based activities to meet the comprehensive needs of students; (iii) providing information and assistance to parents and families on how they can effectively support students, including in a distance learning environment; and (iv) tracking student attendance and improving student engagement in distance education through the addition of the following positions and programs:

  • K-12 Literacy Coach

  • Attendance Improvement School Counselor

  • Three (3) Elementary School Teachers to decrease class size

  • Two (2) Full-time Substitute Teachers

  • One (1) Elementary Interventionist

  • Two (2) ENL Teachers

  • Three (3) Teaching Assistants

  • Addition of High School Equivalency Preparation Program Teacher (partial)

  • Extended Day Tutoring Program

  • Summer Professional Development for Instructional Staff (up to 1,100 hours)

  • Job-Embedded Professional Development supported by Questar III

  • Summer Instructional Program

  • LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) Professional Development

    • 24 hours of in-person training and materials

    •   Up to 100 hours of paid independent study

  • Balance Literacy Book Study

Planning and implementing activities related to enrichment and supplemental after-school programs, including providing classroom instruction or online learning during the summer months and addressing the needs of low-income students, students with disabilities, English learners, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care:

  • STEAM Bus

  • Books for Book Vending Machine

District plans for implementing public health protocols including, to the greatest extent practicable, policies in line with guidance from the CDC for the reopening and operation of school facilities to effectively maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other staff through the following incentive:

  • Stipends for school staff who obtain Covid-19 vaccine

Other activities that are necessary to maintain the operation of and continuity of services in the LEA and continuing to employ existing staff of the LEA:

  • Retention Bonuses for school staff based on annual attendance

The District plans to engage in ongoing evaluation of these initiatives over the course of the grant period and make adjustments as necessary.

Public Comment:

This plan was created based on feedback from stakeholders as outlined above and is designed specifically for the ARP and CRRSA federal funding spending over the course of the grant period.

If you wish to provide comments or give feedback on the district’s spending plan, please email Ashley Dubois with the email subject “Use of Federal Funds Feedback”.

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