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| July 1, 2021

Mohonasen Central School District: American Recovery Plan

The 2021-22 enacted state budget includes language requiring local education agencies, such as school districts, that receive funding from the Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP-ESSER) to post on their website a plan by school year of how these funds will be spent.

New York has been allocated nearly $9 billion in ARP-ESSER funds, with a minimum of $8.09 billion (90 percent) going to local education agencies, including public schools.

In addition, districts must identify programs and services that will continue beyond the availability of these federal funds and how local funds will be used moving forward in order to minimize disruption to core academic and other school programs.

Before posting this plan, districts are required to seek public comment from parents, teachers and other stakeholders and take such comments into account in the development of the plan.

As part of the American Recovery Plan, Mohonasen Central School District has been allocated $229,147 in the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief II (GEER II) fund, and $2,444,256 in the Elementary and Secondary School Relief II (ESSER II) fund.

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act – Funding Plan
Governor’s Emergency Education Relief II (GEER II) fund

Throughout the GEER II grant funding period during school years 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023 money will be allocated for support staff salaries. The support staff salaries are for monitors. The monitors support food distribution, instructional material distribution and safety in the school setting.

Elementary and Secondary School Relief II (ESSER II)

Providing mental health services and supports. We will fund Mohonasen School Counselors and School Psychologists throughout the grant funding period during school years 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023.

Activities that are necessary to maintain the operation of and continuity of services will be funded through the use of the ESSER II allocations including: Furnish and install via state contract pricing AV and room controls for Large Group Instruction are in the High School to include video conferencing. Specifically, technology equipment will be purchased for our Large Group Instructional Space in the high school. This space is used for student instruction as well as after-school meetings, including committees and Board of Education meetings. Upgrades to the technology system will aid in hybrid instruction and ability to host virtual meetings.

American Rescue Plan (ARP) – Funding plan is in the process of development

The following plan includes information regarding the Mohonasen Central School District’s allocation of $4,079,756 in federal stimulus funds through the American Rescue Plan. Of the ARP-ESSER III total allocation of $4,079,756, $1,373,778 required to: support summer programming ($196,258), after-school programming ($196,258), and/or additional support to address learning loss ($981,262).

Districts are also required to prioritize spending on non-recurring expenses in the following areas:

  • 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.

As the District continues to formalize the use of these funds it will continue to receive feedback from stakeholders and update the website with additional information. The district is committed to providing everyone in our community an opportunity to provide input on how to use these one-time funds to best address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the district. You can email your comments to reopening@mohonasen.org.

See the downloadable plan: American Recovery Plan – Grant Funding