• Green Township School District

    American Rescue Plan – ESSER III

    Plan for Use of Funds

     

    The Green Township School District has received the following sources of funding from the ARP – ESSER III grant.

    ARP ESSER

    ARP ESSER Detailed Planned Expenditures Table Included Below

    $327,108

    Accelerated Learning Coaching and Educator Support Grant

    Suggested Expenditure – Orton Gillingham Training for K-2 Teachers and Special Education Staff - $1275 per teacher for 30 hours of remote learning + hourly rate to be paid for the 30 hours

    $50,000

    Evidence-Based Summer Learning and Enrichment Activities Grant

    Suggested Expenditure – Summer Camp Programming and cost of staff to run the program

    $40,000

    Evidence-Based Comprehensive Beyond the School Day Activities Grant

    Suggested Expenditure – Saturday Morning/After School Learning Programming

    $40,000

    NJTSS Mental Health Support Staffing Grant

    Suggested Expenditure – Developing relationships with some local mental health professionals to allow parents to seek confidential assistance for their child to be billed back to the district via this grant up to agreed upon cost

    $45,000

    Total Allocations

    $502,108

     

    LEA Plan for Use of Funds

    • The use of the funds will support the prevention and mitigation strategies as outlined in the CDC guidance on reopening schools including a large scale HVAC renovation that will make the filtration system in the cafeteria able to run a MERV 13 filtration along with increased output and input of a fresh air component. Additional attention on procuring cleaning supplies is included in the grant as well.

     

    • Funds from the grant will be utilized to address the academic impact of lost instructional time by providing beyond the school day, summer learning, and enrichment opportunities for all students. Furthermore, all staff in the K-2 grade span and special education teaching staff will be trained on Orton Gillingham to promote early literacy and intervention for students who are struggling to learn to read.

     

    • The LEA will spent its remaining ARP ESSER Funds consistent with the ARP Act by allocating funds to support digital resources, technology resources, curricular enhancements, and personnel system updates. The funds will support the student needs to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on learning loss which has been established to exist.

     

    • The funds will be utilized to support the interventions necessary to address academic impact of lost instructional time, will respond to the academic, social, emotional, and mental health of all students by allowing for additional instructional opportunities, modified learning opportunities, differentiated student driven instructional time that extends beyond the school day, and direct access to mental health supports and services in a clean and safe learning environment.

     

    • The Green Hills School District has offered a variety of feedback opportunities to engage in meaningful consultation with the teachers, parents, and students including a presentation on the district plans with a feedback opportunity at a public board meeting, parent forum meeting to allow for an open dialogue about needs and concerns from parents, a survey on the needs of the students for parents to complete, and staff meetings with the full staff to discuss areas of concern.

     

    ARP ESSER Detailed Planned Expenditures

    Item

    ESSER Allowable Use Classification

    Cost

    Digital Resources

    Nearpod Flocabulary

    Addressing learning loss among students, including low-income students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care, of the local educational agency, including by—

    Administering and using high-quality assessments that are valid and reliable, to accurately assess students’ academic progress and assist educators in meeting students’ academic needs, including through differentiating instruction.

     

    2600

    Newsela

    4000

    Learning A-Z

    2764

    We Video

    1254.50

    Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr

    3250

    Accelerated Reader

    3874.95

    E Library Bundle

    1750

    Explore Learning, Reflex License

    5260

    IXL Learning

    3325

    Zearn

    2500

    Edmentum, Reading Eggs/Study Island

    5412.50

    iReady Math and iReady ELA

    4500

    Pebble Go

    1299

    Discovery Education

    2112

    Edulastic

    400

     

    Total cost digital resources to support learning

    44,301.95

     

    Technology Resources

    Apple iPad

    Purchasing educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) for students who are served by the local educational agency that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors, including low-income students and students with disabilities, which may include assistive technology or adaptive equipment.

     

    689

    Chromebooks cases

     

    14000

     

    Total cost of technology resources

    14689

     

    Curricular Enhancements

    Heinemann – Fountas and Pinnell

     

    Addressing learning loss among students, including low-income students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care, of the local educational agency,

    8848.62

    Scholastic Classroom Magazines

    4012.02

    Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum

    1042.98

     

    Total cost of Curricular Enhancements

    13903.62

     

    Personnel

    Frontline – Recruitment, hiring, and management of personnel to optimize available staff

    Other activities that are necessary to maintain the operation of and continuity of services in local educational agencies and continuing to employ existing staff of the local educational agency.

    16454.42

    Weekly COVID Testing

    10000

     

    Total Personnel

    26454.42

     

    Facility HVAC and Window Upgrades and Service

    Advanced Building Controls

    Inspection, testing, maintenance, repair, replacement, and upgrade projects to improve the indoor air quality in school facilities, including mechanical and non-mechanical heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, filtering, purification and other air cleaning, fans, control systems, and window and door repair and replacement.

    6500

    BRG, Repair to Middle School Windows

    6300

    Air Group – HVAC

    4413.40

    Manhattan Welding, Boiler Maintenance

    6300

    Butler Water Corrections, Boiler Maintenance

    1740

     

    Total HVAC Upgrade and Service

    25253.40

     

    Custodial Supplies

    Custodial Supplies

    Purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean the facilities of a local educational agency, including buildings operated by such agency.

     

    25000

     

    Total Custodial Supplies

    25000

     

    Expenditures Sum of Digital Resources, Technology, Curricular, Personnel, HVAC, Custodial

    149,602.39

     

    HVAC Upgrade to Air Handlers – Architect Proposal

    Inspection, testing, maintenance, repair, replacement, and upgrade projects to improve the indoor air quality in school facilities, including mechanical and non-mechanical heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, filtering, purification and other air cleaning, fans, control systems, and window and door repair and replacement.

    177,505.60

     

    Total Expenditures

    $327,108