The United States Department of Education (USDE) has recognized the importance of supporting our school system's recovery efforts following the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER III) has granted the State of Connecticut additional funds to provide the opportunity to develop high-impact plans to address the substantial disruptions to student learning, interpersonal interactions, and social-emotional well-being, all while remaining committed to equity.
Windham Public Schools (WPS) wants to make sure that we engage in meaningful consultation with our stakeholders (our families, our community, our students, and our staff). We are providing opportunities for input as we create a plan for our educational response focused on renewal, reducing opportunity gaps, accelerating learning and advancing equity by providing access to supports, resources, and enhanced enrichment opportunities. We are looking forward to hearing any and all creative ideas for effectively using these funds to transform Windham Public Schools post COVID.