Painesville City Schools
ARP ESSER Funding Plan
ARP ESSER funds are being used to implement prevention and mitigation strategies that are, to the greatest extent practicable, consistent with the most recent CDC guidance on reopening schools, in order to continuously and safely open and operate schools for in-person learning. PCLS has and will continue to do the following: inspection, testing, maintenance, repair, replacement, and upgrade projects to improve the indoor air quality in school facilities, furniture and ability to make spaces social distanced for education, also upgrades on including mechanical and non-mechanical heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, filtering, purification and other air cleaning, fans, control systems, and window and door repair and replacement ongoing into the 2023-24 school year.
PCLS will the use the funds it reserves under section 2001(e)(1) of the ARP Act to address the academic impact of lost instructional time through the implementation of evidence-based interventions, such as summer learning or summer enrichment, extended day, comprehensive afterschool programs, or extended school year. PCLS will create and enhance learning strategies to support learning loss from Covid-19, additional will implement embedded professional development to support staff through transitions of learning. PCLS will continue to combat the pandemic with nurses at all buildings to help with procedures and protocols for Covid-19.
PCLS will continue to enhance staffing for specific areas of learning loss and guidance to help support areas with major gaps.
PCLS will use the partial ARP ESSER funds consistent with section 2001(e)(2) of the ARP Act, by being responsive to students’ social emotional needs from extended remote learning due to Covid-19. PCLS will continue and expand our tier 1, 2, and 3 supports with additional staffing, embedded professional development, and enhanced instructional resources. PCLS will monitor and review monthly the student data through our behavior/academic matrix including all subgroups disaggregated.
PCLS will address learning loss by: administering and using high-quality assessments to assess students' academic progress and meet 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, including in a distance learning environment; and/or tracking student attendance and improving student engagement in distance education.