ARP ESSR Survey
Dear Seymour Families and Community,
I hope this email finds you healthy and enjoying summertime! We are seeking five minutes of your time...
Please review the information and complete the brief 5 question survey by 3:00 P.M. August 5, 2021.
In late spring of 2021, the Connecticut State Department of Education issued "Connecticut's American Rescue Plan" (ARP) "Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund" (ESSER) guidance. Under this plan, Seymour Schools received $2,178,622 to be used to support efforts to reimagine schools and support student learning. According to the state guidance, the bulk of these funds may be used for a large project like improving air quality, and 20% of these funds must be used directly to support learning loss.
We are pleased and excited to share that after several collaborative sessions, the administration and First Selectwoman in Seymour have agree to combine district and town ARP ESSER grant funds to propose a major HVAC project for Bungay Elementary School and Seymour High School! Additionally, the district is required to hold back 20% of the ARP ESSER funds to be used specifically to address the academic impact of learning loss, and specific federal guidelines were provided to guide the selection of those items.
Following are the identified priorities for ARP ESSER Funds awarded to our district. As partners in education, we are seeking to inform you of our ideas and obtain your input as part of the process. Please review the list before proceeding to the questions.
· HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) for Bungay Elementary and Seymour High School
· Upgrading the computer labs at Seymour High School for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and Digital Photography
· Replacing Chromebooks
· Additional reading materials (print and digital access for materials encompassing all four schools)
· Funding for the 2021-2022 school year to support the Library/Media Specialist position shared between the middle and high school
Please click the link below and respond to the five short questions to offer your input on these ideas.
Seymour Public Schools