ARP ESSER III Grant Information

September 2021

The Elmwood-Murdock School District has been allocated $138,959 as a part of the ARP ESSER III Grant.  Our goals and intent for these funds are as follows:

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

A. 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.

B. Implementing evidence-based activities to meet the comprehensive needs of students.

C. Providing information and assistance to parents and families on how they can effectively support students, including in a distance learning environment.

D. Tracking student attendance and improving student engagement in distance education.

Due to Covid-19 and based on feedback from parent surveys, we've identified the need to improve our Reading / ELA and Social Studies curriculum to meet the needs of ALL students in both in-school learning environments, as well as through remote learning opportunities during a time of school closure.  We will utilize these funds to purchase high quality instructional curriculum materials in Reading / ELA and Social Studies to meet the needs of our students.

Goal 1:

We have updated our Reading / ELA curriculum in grades K-6.  We have received $42,034 in ARP ESSER III funds to support this update. – Completed – September 2021.

Goal 2:

We are currently in the process of reviewing social studies curricula for the district.  Anticipated adoption date – April 2022 with implementation in August 2022.  ARP ESSER III funds designated to support this curriculum update - $96,925.