West Virginia's State Plan For the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. Submitted to the U.S. Department of Education June 7, 2021. Resubmitted after Public Comment July 6, 2021.
West Virginia Department of Education.
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Published: July 6, 2021
This report presents the West Virginia plan for the use of funds under the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund, a fund that provides nearly $122 billion to States to support schools in safely reopening and sustaining safe operations while meeting the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of students resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Information is provided on: the current status and needs of the State and West Virginia’s top strategies for supporting students; top COVID-19 pandemic recovery issues facing West Virginia; the needs of underserved students; strategies that will be used to support local education agencies in identifying the extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; strategies for safety reopening schools and sustaining their safe operations; West Virginia’s plans for the use and coordination of ARP ESSER funds; ways State-level funds will be maximized to support students; strategies that will be used to support local education agencies in planning for and meeting the needs of students; ways the educator workforce will be supported; and strategies that will be used to monitor and measure progress. Appendices includes guidelines for school recovery protocols and key mitigations.
West Virginia; COVID-19; PUBLIC SCHOOLS; SCHOOL CHILDREN; child health; child safety; state disaster response; planning