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Safe Return & Continuity of Services Plan

Safe Return to In-Person Instruction & Continuity of Services Plan

Pursuant to the requirements of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, the Madison-Plains Local School District (MPLSD) is providing this return of in-person instruction and continuity of services plan to the community for 2021-2022 school year. This plan serves to inform the community of the District’s plans for the approaching school year in regard to in-person instruction and allows it to receive funding from the Federal Government to aid in the implementation of the below plan. 

Public input on this plan is sought and appreciated by the Board of Education and Administration. The feedback received by the public will be used in evaluating the plan during each recurring review period. 

This plan is subject to change based on changing circumstances.

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds

The Madison-Plains Local School District has received American Rescue Plan (ARP)/Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund dollars and is using them in the following ways:

Technology Device and Connectivity
Hotspot Service and Licensing
LTE Laptop Service and Licensing
Chromebooks

Personnel
Reading specialist
Math specialist
Class-size reduction (kindergarten)
Class-size reduction (2 nd -grade)
Regular in-building, permanent substitute teacher

Programs and Instructional Materials
School Links
Heinemann, Bridges, etc. (Math and K6 Literacy
I-Ready (assessment, diagnostic, and intervention)

Extended Learning Opportunities
Summer school
Teachers
Bus drivers
Administrators
Food service

The plan for the use of these funds may be updated or amended, as needed.

Learning Recovery & Extended Learning Plan

On February 9, 2021, Governor DeWine asked schools and districts to work with their communities and educational stakeholders to help students continue to advance academically and to make up for any learning that may have been lost or delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and related disruptions.

“This once-in-a-lifetime pandemic has impacted all of us, so it should be no surprise that it has impacted our children. But we should not panic, nor should we be surprised by the results of assessments,” said Governor DeWine.  “Instead, we should do what Ohioans have always done when facing a challenge – stay calm, roll up our sleeves, and work to solve the problem.”

Governor DeWine has requested that schools and districts design plans that address learning recovery and extended learning opportunities to meet the needs of students that could include, but are not limited to, extending the current school year, beginning the new year early, extending the school day or instituting summer programs, tutoring, remote options, and other remedial or supplemental activities.

Updates to this plan will be made on an on-going basis as needs continue to be identified and addressed.
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