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American Rescue Plan Act and New York State Foundation Aid Funding Plans

The Federal Government has allocated funds to assist school districts with expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support students’ academic, social, and emotional needs. Based on discussions at several Board of Education and Committee meetings, to assist with addressing these needs, the District plans to utilize the new Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) and Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) grants and new State Foundation Aid as follows:

  • Provide summer school in 2021-2022 for students entering Kindergarten-Grade 12 to address student performance needs;
  • Provide support for students who are not meeting state learning standards in core subject areas and credit recovery;
  • Provide an additional school psychologist, extra social worker support, nurse, instructional coach, and instructional curriculum development training to implement strategies to meet students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs;
  • Purchase educational technology for all students to aid in educational interaction between students and their classroom teachers;
  • Enhance educational technology District-wide;
  • Accelerate and enhance curriculum cycle materials;
  • Resources to address needs in each building;
  • Replenish district funds utilized to address the unanticipated emergency needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic to effectively maintain the health and safety of students and employees.