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 for facility upgrades to include the replacement of carpet in classrooms, replacement of turf outside where students gather, and the purchase of a large curtain divider for the gym area. These facility upgrades will 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.
ESSER III funding will be used to hire and retain teachers and support staff. Maintaining a consistent employee base will aid in addressing the learning loss for 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 also add additional staff that are focused on interventions with the aforementioned demographic of students that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Interventionist will identify evidence-based techniques and programs best suited to each student. A Teaching Fellow will support teachers during COVID-19 absences by providing substitute teaching. Teachers will provide summer school and after school programs to further address learning loss.
The Athletic Director will address the social and emotional learning needs of 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. Participation in sports and extracurricular activities may increase a student's level of engagement, attendance, academic achievement, and the desire to continue their education beyond high school. Additionally, we will purchase the DeansList software to assist in tracking behavior and building 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.