American Rescue Plan (ESSER III)

The Maroa-Forsyth School District will be receiving the American Rescue Plan grant better known as ESSER III.

This grant is to be used over this school year and the next two years. District staff and families received a survey to help determine the priorities for allocation of these funds. Over 240 stakeholders completed this survey. As the results of this survey were analyzed there were several areas that were determined to be a priority for our stakeholders.

  1. Hire additional staff to assist in mitigating the unfinished learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Technology improvements to close the digital divide
  3. Purchase new curriculum materials to accelerate learning
  4. Facility improvements/purchases to assist in mitigating the impact of COVID-19

The Administration and Board of Education will continually evaluate the use of these funds over this school year and until FY 24 to ensure we are doing everything possible to make a positive impact on student safety and learning.