Hoosick Falls Central School District is seeking public input regarding the use of federal stimulus money connected with the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP). According to the U.S. Department of Education, the stimulus funds may be used to address the many impacts of COVID-19 on education.
The district expects to receive $3,580,862 as part of the ARP plan and $1,102,280 as part of the CRRSA Act. Funds can be used for the following:
- safely returning students to school in person
- purchasing and utilizing educational technology
- HVAC (ventilation and air filtration) updates
- maximizing in-person instruction time
- planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental afterschool programs
- school facility repairs and improvements to enable operation of schools to reduce risk of virus transmission and exposure to environmental health hazards
- addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, including the impacts of interrupted instruction and learning loss
- implementing evidence-based strategies to meet students’ social, emotional, mental health, & academic needs
- offering evidence-based summer, afterschool, and other extended learning and enrichment programs
A virtual forum will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29 to discuss the use of these funds. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the plans will be posted to the district’s website. District stakeholders, including parents and guardians, teachers and district residents, can submit feedback about the spending plans via the link below. We value your input as we work to maximize the funding provided in the best interest of our students’ safety, social-emotional well-being and academic success. To join the virtual forum, click HERE.