ESSER III Use of Funds Plan

The district plans on using funds to provide a direct impact on students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The district is approaching these concerns on multiple levels by creating positions, purchasing safety equipment, developing technological supports, and utilizing measures designed to limit the spread and impact of COVID-19.  The plans to use technology resources to support students academically are through the purchase of hardware and programming, the district will be prepared to respond to closures if needed during the academic school year, provide students with academic recovery options, and also support learners with supplemental course opportunities.  The district is also adding staff positions to address multiple student concerns.  The paraprofessional positions at the elementary school will support academic needs for several student populations, reduce teacher student ratios, and support students with disabilities.  The foreign language/ELL coordinator position is designed to support our English Learner and migratory students disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 by supporting academic recovery, language barriers, and identification.  The Tiger Way position is designed to support the social emotional needs of the district's elementary aged students.  The community liaison position will address the needs of families who have experienced financial hardships, homelessness, and other family issues created by COVID-19 by providing food supports, connections to community resources, and basic personal care items for students and families.  The district also has funds allocated to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 to support full-time in person learning.  These funds include MERV-13 Filters for air quality, a bus for allowing student spacing, and a custodian to support sanitation and disinfection practices throughout the school.  All of these measures are designed to provide students with a healthy, safe, and academically driven learning environment as a response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.