American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act ESSER
As part of the federal government’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, school districts across the country will receive additional funding to support student need in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commack School District will receive an allocation of $1.5 million to invest in our students’ education over the next three years.
As part of a process of comprehensive planning and stakeholder engagement, it has been determined that the funding will be allocated to the following:
- Accurately assessing students' academic progress and assist educators in meeting students' academic needs, including through differentiating instruction, implementing evidence-based activities to meet the comprehensive needs of students, providing information and assistance to parents and families on how they can effectively support students, and tracking student attendance and improving student engagement
- Expansion of the mental health team in order to provide mental health services and supports, including through the implementation of social emotional learning and other evidence-based full-service community schools programming
- Plan and implement evidence-based activities related to summer learning and supplemental afterschool programs for students including low-income students, students with disabilities, English learners, students experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care
- Purchase supplies to sanitize and clean district and school facilities
As a recipient of these funds, the District will follow all protocols outlined in the state plan and do so with ongoing stakeholder engagement.