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VPS Plan for Use of ARP/ESSR FUnds

Posted Date: 08/18/2021

Vian Public Schools Use of Funds Plan

American Rescue Plan

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund III


As the recipient of funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund III (ESSR), Vian Public Schools has developed the following plan to allocate funds toward specific needs.  The plan was created in collaboration with school and community stakeholders who provided meaningful comments, suggestions, input, and guidance. Discussions focused on: reopening and operating school safely for all students and staff, addressing the academic impact of lost instructional time, meeting the social/emotional and academic needs of at-risk students, and planning for the future as we live in a world where schools must prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. 


20% of funds to provide, sustain, and improve:

  • Before/after school programs

  • Summer school programs

  • Counseling and guidance services

  • Professional development

  • School nurse services

  • Enhancement of curriculum to accommodate learning loss

  • Salaries for academic guidance 


Remaining balance of funds for the next three years: 

  • HVAC system replacement for increased air flow and better air quality

  • Route buses and fleet vehicles to transport students, meals, learning packets, etc

  • School safety and security

  • Technology

  • Supplies for cleaning, sanitizing, and training of staff

  • Curriculum

  • Copier and related materials for learning packets and individual materials

  • Window replacement to increase air quality and flow

  • Utility increases due to COVID-19

  • Professional development

  • Facility repairs and improvements

  • School nurse services

  • Salaries/stipends for new and existing staff

  • Construction/remodel of facilities to respond to and reduce exposure to COVID-19

  • Family outreach and support services

  • Student enrichment, attendance tracking, and support for virtual students and their families

Public comment on this plan may be sent to or call (918) 773-5798.