Pembroke Public Schools is applying to receive Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER) to address learning recovery and the impact of COVID-19. These funds are designated for one-time or short-term expenditures to address the ongoing impact of the pandemic.
PPS is seeking feedback from district and community stakeholders to help determine how the district should best utilize these resources to address unfinished learning, ongoing COVID-19 recovery, and Federal Program grant funds. Like all grant opportunities, there are particular parameters in which we are able to spend this money. Please read the parameters listed below then respond to the following survey questions. Please take the time to let us know your opinion by completing the brief survey by Friday, September 10th. We appreciate your time and collaboration.
Required reservation of at least 20% of district ESSER III funds to address lost instructional time through the implementation of evidence-based interventions and ensure that those interventions respond to students’ social, emotional, and academic needs and address the disproportionate student subgroups: low-income children or students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care.
Coordination of preparedness and response efforts of LEAs with State and local public health departments, and other relevant agencies, to improve coordinated responses among such entities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.
Developing and implementing procedures and systems to improve the preparedness and response efforts of LEAs.
School facility repairs and improvements.
Training and professional development on sanitizing and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases.
Purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean the facilities of an LEA, including buildings.
Planning for and coordinating during long-term closures.
Purchasing educational technology.
Providing student mental health services and supports and maximize capacity for coordination to connect students to behavioral and mental health supports and services.
Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental after-school programs.