Williamsville Central School District

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Williamsville CSD
American Rescue Plan

Plan Requirement:

All public school districts, Local Educational Agency, (LEA) participating in the American Recovery Rescue Plan (ARP) are required to establish a plan for the usage of the ARP funds that complies with the program’s guidelines. These guidelines further state that the ARP plan created by the District should allow for the continuation of the programs or program related items beyond the availability of these federal funds.

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ARP Grant Funding

Amounts (Estimated per May Report)

Total ARP ‐ Williamsville CSD

$4,150,610

20% for Learning Loss

$ 691,768

ARP allocation for District’s Discretionary Use per ARP Guidelines

$3,458,842


ARP

Student Need Description

District program, support, or service through ARP funding

Estimated Allocation Amount

Operating schools and meeting the needs of students

Providing regular school instructional programming

Ability to continue to provide instructional programs at the K‐12 grade levels. This will fund approximately 23.0 teacher FTE positions including benefit payments for social security and the TRS system.

$2,058,074

Purchasing educational technology

Transition student learning at K‐2 from an iPad to Chromebooks

Purchase 1,400 chromebooks for grades K‐2.

$364,000

(Required 20% Learning Loss) Addressing the need of the COVID‐19 pandemic

on students; including the impacts of interrupted instruction and learning loss and the impacts on low‐income students, students with disabilities, English language learners, and students experiencing

homelessness

Expansion of summer learning program.

Summer learning – enhance support for identified students at the K‐Prep and K‐8 elementary level (multi‐year).  The District will increase programming capacity by approximately 86%.  The program for literacy will include the implementation of the Teachers College Summer Program will be used in grades K‐4. This program was specifically designed to customize targeted and focused literacy instruction to meet student needs and support students in preparation for the upcoming school year. This program encompasses a comprehensive and engaging curriculum focused on critical aspects of literacy such as phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, text structure, text genres, standards‐based foundational skills instruction, and writing. Mini‐lessons, recommended text collections to support student reading/writing, as well as video support for students, teachers, and parents are also included.

$691,768

Implementing evidence‐

Address post‐COVID

Additional student contact time with our school professional staff that will occur throughout the

$520,000

based strategies to meet

student social,

school year and in the summer. Web and Link crew leader certifications will be completed that allow

students’ social,

emotional, mental

for fourteen new facilitators to be used at the middle and high schools. There will be an additional

emotional, mental health,

health needs by

six to ten facilitators trained in these areas for the elementary schools. The completion of these

and academic needs

utilizing counselors,

social workers, psychologists to work with students.

trainings will provide coverage at every school in our district. This funding will also be used to add a

budget for each school to support wellness initiatives. Funding will also be used to acclimate our assigned staff to become familiar with the tenets of social emotional learning as embedded within the Teacher’s College program. There will also be an expansion of the everyday speech software program to the elementary and middle school social workers. The District will use funds to contract with a licensed clinical social worker to assist with case supervision with our high school social

workers on a monthly basis. Lastly, the District will retrain and recertify our sources of strength leaders.


ARP

Student Need Description

District program, support, or service through ARP funding

Estimated Allocation Amount

Offering evidence‐based summer, afterschool, and other extended learning

and enrichment programs

Establish learning labs at middle and high schools.

Provide student academic support before during and after school. These labs will be structured to allow students to voluntarily attend as well as being recommended by their teachers to attend to obtain additional help to meet their learning standards and course outcomes.

$525,000

Total

 

 

$4,158,842