The federal government is providing schools with funding to help with mitigation strategies so that kids can stay in school and to address the impact that the pandemic has had on students. This is called American Rescue Plan funding.
The Chatham Central School District will receive approximately $1.3 million to use over the next three years. The district plan was shaped by feedback collected from stakeholders over a period of several months.
The District has allocated funding to each of the areas of student learning, particularly focusing on both learning loss and enrichment, and on mental and physical health and safety. Highlights include:
Academic intervention services support
Teacher assistants for summer school
Full-time substitute teachers in each building to support class coverage
Extra enrichment and club opportunities
School materials and supplies for students and classes
Professional development for teachers to support science-based practices
Additional psychologist at MED to support social-emotional learning
Additional district-wide nurse
The finalized plan will be available on our American Rescue Plan page once approved by the NYS Education Department.