The ARP Act requires LEAs to review their Health and Safety Plans at least every six months during the period of the LEA’s ARP ESSER grant. LEAs also must review and update their plans whenever there are significant changes to the CDC recommendations for K-12 schools. Like the development of the plan, all revisions must be informed by community input and reviewed and approved by the governing body prior to posting on the LEA’s publicly available website.
Benjamin ISD’s Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan will be reviewed and revised as needed, at least every six months, until Sept. 30, 2023. This process will include stakeholder input provided by district leadership, stakeholder surveys, and our District Improvement Committee. Stakeholder input will be considered during reviews of the plan.
In accordance with requirements, the development of a plan for the use of ESSER III funds was made with the required stakeholders. Consultation with district and campus leadership occurred to begin brainstorming possible strategies that were allowable expenditures through ESSER III funds. Stakeholder input was utilized to seek feedback to guide and support the instructional and expenditure plan for these funds. A draft of the Use of Funds Plan was presented to the Benjamin ISD Name) Board of Trustees and Community for Public Comment on July 13, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. This plan was updated on January 3, 2022, per the six-month review requirement.