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June 28, 2021: J-D seeking input on spending federal money

Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District officials are seeking public input regarding how to use federal stimulus money connected with the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

The district expects to receive $2,799,817 as part of the ARP plan, which was implemented earlier this year to help schools safely reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. The district will also receive $2,750,230 as part of the CRRSA Act that was signed into law last December.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, these stimulus funds may be used to address the many impacts of COVID-19 on education, and districts must prioritize non-recurring expenses in the following areas:
  • safely returning students to in-person instruction;
  • maximizing in-person instruction time;
  • operating schools and meeting the needs of students;
  • purchasing educational technology;
  • addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, including the impacts of interrupted instructional time and the impacts on low-income students, children with disabilities, English language learners, and students experiencing homelessness;
  • implementing evidence-based strategies to meet students’ social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs;
  • offering evidence-based summer, afterschool, and other extended learning and enrichment programs; and
  • supporting early childhood education.
To help inform the district’s ARP-ESSER plan, the district is seeking feedback and input via this ThoughtExchange that will be open through July 2, 2021.

Please share as many thoughts as possible, and rate the thoughts of others. You do not need to rate every thought in the exchange. It is appreciated and recommended to rate around 30 over the time the exchange is open. Once finalized, the plan will be posted on the district website and shared directly with families and staff via SchoolMessenger.



Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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