BASIS Charter Schools will use the allocated ESSER III funding to support our teachers and students in addressing learning loss, both academically, socially and emotionally, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to provide students with a safe and healthy place to learn by improving the facility. ESSER III funds have been designated to hire additional staff, such as a Monitor and Operations Director, to assist with COVID-19-related duties, such as contract tracing, reporting COVID-19 cases, and substitute teaching. Additionally, ESSER III funds will be used for facility upgrades to include the replacement of carpet in classrooms, gym floor refinishing, replacement of turf outside where students gather, and HVAC maintenance. These facility upgrades improve air quality and promote students learning while at a safe and healthy distance from one another. To further protect our students, we will purchase an automated external defibrillator package to have present during athletic competitions.
To address learning loss for those students that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including students from low-income families, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, and migratory students, we will hire a Teaching Fellow that will substitute teach and provide interventions, when needed. This will allow our teachers dedicated time to lesson prep and focus on students. Additional intervention curriculum - MobyMax and DeltaMath - will be purchased to aid in addressing learning loss of students in this area. Select teachers will attend the Advanced Placement Summer Institute. Textbooks will be purchased to replace worn books and to add more stock so that students do not have to share. Tablets will be purchased for 1st and 2nd grade students to provide them access to online learning resources. Summer school will be provided as an option to high-need students and teachers will be compensated with ESSER funding.
To address the social and emotional learning loss in students disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including students from low-income families, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, and migratory students, we will purchase the Second Step program. This program is evidence-based and approved by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Additionally, we will purchase DeansList software to assist in tracking behavior and build a positive school culture.
BASIS Charter Schools will continue to utilize federal funding to appropriately address the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of all students. We will not deny or limit the ability of any student to participate in, or benefit from, any BASIS school program on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identify or expression, or any other classification protected by law.