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 replace HVAC units and carpeting throughout the building, as well as, to upgrade and replace security system and cameras. These facility upgrades will promote students learning while at a healthy distance from one another in a safe and secure environment. To further protect our students, we will purchase an automated external defibrillator package to have present during athletic competitions.
Additional repairs to the facility funded by ESSER III funding are as follows: rewire a classroom in order to move the projector to encourage social distancing in the classroom, replace bathroom faucets, outdoor gate repair, and paint in needed areas of the building.
ESSER III funding will be used to compensate teachers and staff that regularly step into a classroom in the absence of the regular teacher. Additionally, a Teaching Fellow will be hired to substitute teach to aid in covering absences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An additional Teaching Fellow will operate as a Dean's assistant providing student support for academic recovery. To further address 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, Summer School will be available at no additional cost to students. Teachers will be compensated with stipends from ESSER III funding for leading the Summer School program. Additional science class supplies will be purchased so that students can learn at a safe distance from one another while mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
To address the social emotional learning needs of students disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will hire a School Counselor that will meet with students in small groups and one-on-one, as needed. To further support our students academically and socially/emotionally, we will purchase two years of the DeansList software.
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.