Richfield Springs CSD ARP Funds Planned Use
American Rescue Plan 90% ESSER Grant:
Minimum of 20% must be spent on learning loss remediation Balance can be used on same items as CARES Act grants
Learning Loss Grant:
(1) 14.286% of such grants for implementation of evidence-based summer enrichment programs;
(2) 14.286% for implementation of evidence-based comprehensive afterschool programs; and
(3) the remaining funds for activities to address learning loss by supporting the implementation of evidence-based interventions, such as summer learning or summer enrichment, extended day, comprehensive after-school programs, or extended school year programs. School districts shall ensure that such interventions respond to students' academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on low-income students, children with disabilities, English learners, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care.
NYS Also Requires for Those Getting ARP Funds:
“...Post on its website a plan by school year of how such funds will be expended and how the local educational agency will prioritize spending on non-recurring expenses in the areas of: safely returning students to in-person instruction; maximizing in-person instruction time; operating schools and meeting the needs of students; purchasing educational technology; addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, including the impacts of interrupted instruction and learning loss and the impacts on low- income students, children with disabilities, English language learners, and students experiencing homelessness implementing evidence-based strategies to meet students' social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs; offering evidence-based summer, afterschool, and other extended learning and enrichment programs; and supporting early childhood education. Provided further, that local educational agencies shall identify programs utilizing such funding that are expected to continue beyond the availability of such federal funds and identify local funds that will be used to maintain such programs in order to minimize disruption to core academic and other school programs. Before posting such plan, the local educational agency shall seek public comment from parents, teachers and other stakeholders on the plan and take such comments into account in the development of the plan.”
Operating Schools to Effectively Maintain the Health and Safety of All
HVAC Controls Upgrade
Classroom Doors Project
Elementary Breakfast Program Improvements
Communications Systems – Bells/PA/Clocks
Evidence Based Summer, Afterschool and Other Extended Learning and Enrichment Programs
Secondary Summer School
Summer Literacy and Math Camps
Summer Book Club – focus on literacy
Summer STEAM Program – Enrichment
Summer Transition Back to School Week Long Programs
Extended School Day – In-Person and/or Virtual Tutoring
SEL Research Based Initiatives
Professional Development
SEL, Addressing Learning Loss & Enrichment
Research Based Best Practices in the Art an Science of Teaching and Learning
Purchasing Educational Technology
Increase Annual Purchases of Computing Equipment for Students and Staff
Replace Outdated Servers
Perkins CTE Purchases
Replace and add machinery and tools in the wood shop & science classrooms
Add machinery to increase our offerings in technology courses – welding, small engines, 3D printing, laser engraving/cutting, maple syrup
Social Emotional Learning and Support
SEL Research Based Initiatives
1.0 FTE Social Worker – Post ARP may be reduced to .6 FTE through BOCES Itinerant Services
1.0 FTE School Psychologist – Shared with ODY
Create Therapeutic Spaces – “Updated Learning Space Designs”