The district is addressing the academic impact of lost instructional time and responding to the academic, social, emotional and mental health needs of all students including students from low-income families, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, and migratory students in the following manner.
1. Hiring an additional Counselor for 1.5 years to have coverage in all district schools to assist students in scheduling and other class needs as well as addressing social, emotional and mental health needs.
2. Hiring an additional Psychologist for 1.5 years to ensure the district addresses the social, emotional and mental health needs of all students in all the district schools.
3. Hiring a Psychologist Intern for 1.5 years to ensure the district addresses the social, emotional and mental health needs of all students in all the district schools.
4. Purchasing an additional 48 passenger specialized bus for special needs students to assist in social distancing and shortening the ride times for students with special needs/disabilities.
5. Purchasing 3,782 chromebooks over three fiscal years to ensure access to technology is available to all students regardless of social/economic level to allow access to curriculum during potential school closures and quarantines.
6. Implementing a recruitment and retention payment to recruit and retain certified staff and support staff to provide in-person instruction, additional academic intervention, additional social-emotional support and non-instructional support services necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic during fiscal year July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.