On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, Public Law.  The ARP Act requires each school district that receives ARP ESSER funds to develop and make publicly available on the school district’s website, no later than 30 days after receiving ARP ESSER funds, a plan for the safe return to in-person instruction, and continuity of services for all schools (Safe Return Plan).  The ARP Act further requires that the district seek public comment on the Safe Return Plan and take those comments into account in finalization of the Safe Return Plan.  A school district must periodically, but no less frequently than every six months through September 30, 2023, review and, as appropriate, revise its Safe Return Plan.

 Please Note: The district plans to operate in a traditional learning environment during the 2021-2022 school year unless there is a state or federal mandate that requires school districts to implement the safety protocols or if there is a COVID-19 outbreak (10% or more of the student/staff population testing positive for COVID-19 or 30 individuals total).  If a COVID-19 outbreak were to occur, the district would look to implement some or all of the safety protocols listed in A Safe Return Plan for a short timeframe (1 to 10 consecutive days that school is in session).

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