The Keshequa Central School District, as well as every other school district in the United States, has been awarded targeted federal funding to support the reopening of schools in the fall. The District must spend dollars in a few key areas: preparedness for emergencies, addressing learning loss, especially among disadvantaged students, training staff, purchasing PPE, planning for school closures, purchasing hardware for remote learning, and providing mental health services. In addition, funds can be used for summer learning, enrichment, extended school year and after school programs. To expedite this process, the District is requesting that you take a few minutes responding to these survey questions and adding your ideas to the process. Due to the short time frame, we are asking that you provide us with your suggestions by Thursday, June 24th.
As we prepare for the next school year in the Keshequa CSD, what are the most important academic, social-emotional, and/or mental health supports for schools to provide to serve all students (i.e., general education students, students with disabilities, English language learners, and others)?
A summary of what the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) means for schools can be found at https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/video-what-the-american-rescue-plans-means-for-schools-explained/2021/04.