Draft American Rescue Plan ESSER Federal Grant / Safe Return Plan

June 11, 2021

As we close the end of this school year, we are also engaged in planning for the 2021-2022 school year.  As part of that effort our district will be applying for funding through the American Rescue Plan Elementary & Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Federal Grant.  The attached draft "Safe Return Plan" is required as part of the American Rescue Plan. The plan requires broad public input, which we began seeking this week from those who served on the 2020-2021 District Reopening Committee. We are now asking for input from any Andover family who wishes to offer it. The plan will go before the Board of Education on June 23 for approval, and public comment will be welcomed during our public participation portion of the meeting. Any input can be emailed to our School Business Administrator,  Ms Nicole Sylvester at nsylvester@andoverregional.org. The plan will also be posted on our school district website at https://www.andoverregional.orgPlease note this "Safe Return Plan" reflects the current K-12 school guidance from the NJDOE.  Revisions will be made for any new guidance that comes out in the coming weeks/months, such as temperature checks, social distancing, and mask requirements.

Thank you in advance for any feedback you are willing to provide.