The LEA will utilize the 20% set-aside to target practices and interventions that address the learning loss experienced by subgroups most impacted by COVID-19 (those that qualify as low-income, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, and migratory students); due to the socio-economic status of the school population, all students may benefit from these targeted practices. The remaining funds will be used to provide additional services that allow for enhanced learning opportunities, space and technology for social distance, and other items which will enable the school to remain open after the initial shutdowns from the crisis.
All student success rates will be monitored by school staff and if progress is not seen, adjustments will be made to instruction and interventions as needed per individual student in order to increase academic achievement All student behavior referral rates will be monitored by school staff, and if needs arise, new Social Emotional supports will be given to reduce behavior incidents and increase academic achievement in classes.
Due to the demographics of the LEA, setaside funds will purchase programs that all students will have access to; however, highest priority will be given to students who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 such as low-income families, students of all races and genders, children with disabilities, English learners, migratory students, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care. Setaside funds will be used for academic (paraprofessional) and social emotional (Social Worker, Thrively) during the school day. Curriculum for math and ELA (HMH Into Math and Think CERCA) will also be purchased. Moreover, students with disabilities will be supported with new software (i-Ready) and ELs will be supported with the purchase of new curriculum (Edge). Finally students will have the opportunity for online learning and credit recovery via a Personal Learning Program.
Remaining funds will be used to recover student enrollment and staff that was lost during covid closures (marketing specialist, social media ads, website hosting/design, postcards, search engine marketing) as well as a clerk and data specialist to assist in implementation of the grant. Moreover software will be purchased to enable technology-enhanced instruction. And finally, funds will be used to create an outdoor eating space to mitigate covid spread.