College districts proceed to prioritize increasing summer season studying and enrichment choices, including specialist workers reminiscent of psychological well being personnel and studying specialists, and investing in high-quality tutorial supplies and curriculum, in keeping with a survey administered by AASA, The College Superintendents Affiliation.
The College District Spending of American Rescue Plan report is a part of a multi-series survey targeted on how district leaders throughout the nation are using American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and, particularly, handle pupil studying restoration.
This survey additionally sought details about what points districts are experiencing in spending ARP funding and the way they might change their spending choices if they’d extra time to drawdown federal COVID-relief funds.
“Superintendents know greatest the right way to maximize the tutorial affect of the funding. It prices nothing for Congress to provide districts extra time to increase the extra sources they’ve in place—studying specialists, tutoring packages, enrichment choices and social-emotional helps—for college kids for an extra two years,” mentioned Daniel A. Domenech, AASA government director. “We name on Congress to increase this arbitrary deadline and allow college students to get the extra time with these professionals and packages they should recuperate from the pandemic.”
Districts’ ARP spending priorities have remained constant from the 2021-2022 faculty yr to the 2022-2023 faculty yr. Bettering tutorial practices, increasing studying alternatives and studying time, hiring workers and addressing the social-emotional wants of scholars stay high priorities of public faculty system leaders, no matter state, district measurement or locale.