American Recovery Plan

American Recovery Plan
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District:            Andes CSD

BEDS:              120102 040000

Contact:           Dr. Robert Chakar

Phone:             (845) 676-3735

 

 

Education has seen an unprecedented amount of change over the past year.  First and foremost – COVID.  You are all too aware of the impact on the lives of your children.  Fortunately we are managing to get through this – together.  In addition to the pandemic, the state financial picture has changed significantly from a year ago.  Earlier this year, districts were faced with the very real possibility of significant deficits caused by the state’s bleak financial standing.  Now, districts are seeing extraordinary financial support from the federal government that has not only eliminated those deficits (at least temporarily) but is creating an opportunity to bring about positive change in education that will benefit your kids.  We know that these funds are limited in scope and that the state still will face economic hardships once these funds have been spent.  This is why we reached out to you to prioritize and see what you thought was important.

We would like to thank our community and faculty for completing our survey and providing input in how to go about utilizing our ARP funds.  As you see from below, there are 12 categories for use of these monies.  Below is our initial DRAFT, and this will be an ongoing evolving document.  Again, thank you so much for you input.

 

 

Plans on how the district will spend on non-recurring expenses:

 

Plans for a safe return to-in person instruction:

 

Plans on how to maximize in-person instruction time:

 

Plans on how to meet the needs of students and operating schools:

  • Increasing Custodial Support. Discussions of portable A/C for classrooms

     

    Plans on purchasing technology:

  • New technologies and SmartBoard. Identifying server upgrading

     

    Plans on addressing the impacts of the pandemic:

     

    Plans on addressing the impact of interrupted instruction and learning loss:

     

    Plans on addressing the impacts on low income students, students with disabilities, homeless students and English language learners:

  • Supporting our special education children with the hiring of a K-12 spec. ed certified FTE

     

    Plans on implementing evidence-based strategies to meet students’ social, emotional, and mental health and academic needs:

  • Supporting a PT Social Worker

     

    Plans on offering evidence-based summer, after school, and other extended learning and enrichment programs:

  • Summer Learning Support / enrichment opportunities

     

    Plans for early childhood education:

  • N/A

     

    Sustainability - how to continue after the availability of federal funds (including identification of local funds that can be used to maintain the programs at that time):

  • Supporting our special education students with an additional FTE

 

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