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Bullock County, American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER - Fiscal Year 2021 (Rev 0)
 
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Cover Page & Required Narratives

Superintendent of Schools 
Name*
ARP ESSER Point of Contact 
Name*
Role*
Phone*
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Required Narratives 
How does the LEA plan to use funds to implement prevention and mitigation strategies in order to continuously and safely operate schools for in-person learning?
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To ensure safe operation of schools for in-person learning, the Bullock County School System plans to use funds to implement health, facility, environmental, equipment, security, and safely improvements to its schools and buildings to increase air quality, seating capacity, sanitation, cleanliness, function, and facility quality. 

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 7 classified staff as a custodian (7.0 FTE) through a contract worker vendor (SPUR) to provide cleaning and disinfecting services to reduce the spread of COVID and other germs, bacteria, and viruses during in-person learning for schools and buildings for the 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years.

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 1 classified staff a maintenance worker (1.0 FTE) through a contract worker vendor to provide preventative maintenance services for HVAC units to reduce the spread of COVID and other germs, bacteria, and viruses during in-person learning for schools and buildings for the 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years.

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 5 paraprofessionals as a COVID screener (5.0 FTE) through a contract worker vendor (SPUR) to conduct COVID surveillance screening at each school and central office buildings for the 2021-2022 school year to prevent spread of  COVID and mitigate school closure due to spread of COVID.

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 1 mental health services coordinator (.30 FTE) for the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 school years to assist with coordinating and providing mental health services for students within the district to continue in-person learning. (See job description in Related Document section: Mental Health Services Coordinator).

ARP ESSER Funds will be used to purchase services to keep the computer equipment in effective working condition and state of repair and purchase equipment for career technical education to increase academic and career readiness technology usage and improve student achievement during the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 school years. 

ARP ESSER funds will be used to mitigate the spread of COVID and improve the air quality in the leaning spaces by replacing 100 ineffective, outdated, HVAC units at schools and buildings within the district that do not effective heat or cool learning spaces or filter COVID viruses from the air. 30 HVAC units at South Highlands Middle School, 45 HVAC units are Bullock County High School, 25 HVAC units at Union Springs Middle School. All replacements will be completed by June 2024.

ARP ESSER funds will be used to reduce crowded learning spaces by purchasing student desks for unfurnished learning spaces, classrooms, and portable classrooms added to reduce class size and student close contact to mitigate spread of COVID-19 and to minimize disruption of face-to-face learning.

ARP ESSER funds will be used to install a portable classroom building at South Highlands Middle School to reduce overcrowded classroom, increase social distance between students, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and disruption to in-person learning because the school has large class sizes and no unused classrooms to reduce class size or add additional classes for in-person learning and to mitigate spread of COVID. All services will be completed by June 2024.

ARP ESSER funds will be used to eliminate rain water from entering learning spaces and causes excessive air moisture and effective air filtering and flow and spread of water droplets on hands and faces from student-to-student by replacing three building roofs and one awning, installing four exterior doors to improve air quality and filtering, carpet with vinyl flooring to clean and sanitize of COVID, and renovate two restrooms to improve restroom crowding and spread of COVID and the mitigate the disruption to in-person learning and support from students and instructional support staff. Replacements and renovations will be completed by September 2024.

ARP ESSER funds will be used to reduce crowded indoor learning spaces by developing outdoor learning spaces to space students out and mitigate the spread of COVID.

ARP ESSER funds will be used to purchase cleaning and sanitation supplies, materials, and equipment to reduce and mitigate the spread of COVID for in-person learning during the 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years.

 

How will the LEA ensure that the evidence-based interventions will address the academic impact of lost instructional time and ensure that those interventions respond to the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of all students including underrepresented student subgroups (each major racial and ethnic group, children from low-income families, children with disabilities, English Learners, gender, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care) and those who are particularly impacted disproportionately by the COVID-19 pandemic?
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Student data from the past year and a half is used to identify learning loss from benchmark assessments. The district has identified evidenced-based intervention that will address deficits in all students. We have SEL assessments protocols that are done by our mental health counselors and referrals for service from teachers, parents, and school counselors. The Mental health counselors provide support in SEL that supplements classroom instruction. Our system has a district-wide focus on equity for all populations of students.   The system has two mental health counselors that spearhead the process for identifying students with SEL needs.  These counselors give guidance to school and district administrators on specific student needs and training needed for all personnel to notice warning signs related to mental health.  They then provide input about the types of interventions that need to be put in place to address group and individual needs.  The director at the Bullock County DHR informs our system about students who are in foster care and services that are being provided and how the school can best meet specific needs that these students have.  We have an EL coordinator that assesses all Multilingual Learners and inform school personnel with data from assessments on the types of interventions that will help with language acquisition and academic growth.  Our homeless liaison also identifies students experiencing homelessness and our child find process along with our referral process helps us to identify students with disabilities.  This process also identifies the area of disability and a team develops an Individual Education Program for these students which informs teachers on areas of need and intervention and strategies that are to be employed to promote academic growth.
How will the LEA comply with the requirements of section 427 of GEPA (20 U.S.C. 1228a)?
The description must include information on the steps the LEA proposes to take to permit students, teachers, and other program beneficiaries to overcome barriers (including barriers based on gender, race, color, national origin, disability, and age) that impede equal access to, or participation in, the ESSER III program.
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A comprehensive needs assessments will be done to collect data from teachers, administrators, support staff, and students to determine their perceptions about the things that need addressing in their lives that will allow them to compete locally, state-wide, nationally, and internationally with their peers in education and life.  The results will be use to plan for the implementation of programs, strategies, support services, education, and training that meets the needs of all beneficiaries.  The progress of this program effectiveness will be monitored through a system of evaluation that will include surveys, interviews, and various forms of observation data.  Our district's system of learning supports is designed to promote student equity.  Students throughout the system are monitored in areas such as attendance, discipline, academics, social emotional, and other areas that might impede learning.  Schools have to develop a plan to address all areas that have a potential to hinder student learning.  This data is collected and reviewed on a monthly bases at a district review to monitor the strategies in place to address areas that need to be supported to promote student learning.  Adjustments are made during these meetings to address areas that are not making the desired progress in limited barriers to learning.
How will the LEA actively monitor their allocations, conduct interim audits to ensure an appropriate application of funds, collect and manage data elements required to be reported, and report this information to the community?
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The LEA will actively monitor allocations by use of a system of checks and balances that include a designated ESSER implementation monitor who will oversee the process of all purchasing.  The CSFO will lead the charge in conducting internal interim audits to ensure appropriate application of funds.  The ESSER manager will also be responsible for data collection and review.  The district will employ a community engagement representative that will be responsible for all media and other forms of communication to the community at large.  Interim audits include the review of all purchase orders submitted and processed with ESSER funds.  All purchases with ESSER funds have to be signed by the school or district person responsible for the PO.  The PO is then reviewed by the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning and he has to initial beside the person responsible for the order.  The PO is then sent to the superintendent to review, approve and sign.  Once signed by the superintendent, the CSFO has to make sure that it is an appropriate application of funds.
How will the LEA meaningfully engage with families and communities throughout the life of the ARP ESSER and other relief funds?
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The LEA will meaningfully engage with families and communities throughout the life of the ARP ESSER and other relief funds through the community engagement representative who will have the responsibility of Planning and developing efforts to involve families, neighborhood residents, faith-based organizations, and/or local  businesses in district initiatives such Parent Institute, Adopt-A-School, Back to School Bash, Toys for Tots, etc. Develop and coordinate the Superintendent’s Leadership Academy for administrators interested in participating  in the program. Families and communities will be given information that details the purpose for efforts that are a part of the ARP ESSER funds and other relief funds.  This information will be disseminated via school district's webpage, school web and Facebook pages, local newspaper, school messenger, school PTO meetings, and Town Hall meetings.  The community engagement representative will gather input from the community and the district will ensure that the communities concerns, thoughts, and ideas are published and incorporated to the degree possible in all efforts related to ARP ESSER and other relief funds.
Provide the URL for the LEA Return-to-Instruction Plan.
*https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Albh6xXpcr8OLGVqYcXlk9oAFGsZcf1x/view

LEA Reservation to Address Loss of Instructional Time

LEAs must reserve at least 20 percent of funds to address loss of instructional time through the implementation of evidence-based interventions and ensure that those interventions respond to students' social, emotional, and academic needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups.

For this reservation of funds, the following interventions are allowable:
1. Summer Learning & Summer Enrichment Programs
2. Extended Day Programs
3. Comprehensive After-School Programs
4. Extended School Year Programs
5. Other – See Intervention box E for more details.

Budget Amount & Details for Interventions Amount 
Intervention A (Summer Learning & Summer Enrichment Programs)
Intervention B (Extended Day Programs)
Intervention C (Comprehensive After-School Programs)
Intervention D (Extended School Year Programs)
Intervention E (Other)
Total Cost:


Intervention A (Summer Learning & Summer Enrichment Programs) 
Provide the following information for Intervention A (Summer Learning & Summer Enrichment Programs):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)
Example:
ARP ESSER funds will be used to host a Summer Enrichment Camp during the Summer of 2023. The camp will run for two weeks for four days a week. Subjects to be covered are science, technology, engineering, mathematics and reading. We will purchase general supplies such as pencils, notebooks, glue, color pencils, copy paper, etc. to effectively run the program. We will also purchase ELA & Math manipulatives to help improve student achievement. Additionally, we will purchase an online subscription to XYZ Company for the duration of the summer program to assist our participating EL students with the curriculum (See attached job description). Total cost: $109,030.00
[Cont.]
9130 - [010-199] (Salaries) $54,450.00 | 9130 - [200-299] (Benefits) $11,430.00
9130 - [400-499] (Materials and Supplies) $2,800.00 | 9130 - [400-499] (Software) $20,000.00
4120 - [010-199] (Bus Driver Salaries) $12,500.00 | 4120 - [200-299] (Bus Driver Benefits) $3,200.00
4120 - [300-399] (Mileage for Buses) $4,650.00
Intervention B (Extended Day Programs) 
Provide the following information for Intervention B (Extended Day Programs):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)
Intervention C (Comprehensive After-School Programs) 
Provide the following information for Intervention C (Comprehensive After-School Programs):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)
Intervention D (Extended School Year Programs) 
Provide the following information for Intervention D (Extended School Year Programs):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)
Intervention E (Other) 
Provide the following information for Intervention E (Other):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)
NOTE: If an LEA chooses to use the "Other" intervention option, the LEA must attach documentation in the Related Documents section that shows that the Intervention is evidence-based (Tier I | Tier II | Tier III | Tier IV).

2210 - [010-199] (Salaries) $1,303,434 | 2210 - [200-299] (Benefits) $503,530.20 Total Salaries and Benefits $1,806,964.20

Two Interventionists and six instructional coaches for 8 FTE to be employed from October 2021-September 30, 2024.  The Interventionists will service Tier IV students in a small group setting building skills that are necessary for success in the regular math and English language Arts classrooms in grades 5-8.  These interventionists will use Read 180 and Math 180 programs to build those skills.  Two second language coaches will be used to support second language acquisition for EL students in grades k-8.  These coaches will use the English Second Language Curriculum to assist these students with English Language Development.  They will also build capacity in teachers in the regular classroom.  There will be a literacy coach and math coach at the middle and a literacy coach and a math coach at the high school.  These instructional coaches will provide Tier II and Tier III math instruction using components of the McGraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin Math Textbooks.  They will provide small group instruction and also support whole group activities as well.


4. Remaining ARP ESSER Fund Uses

The remaining LEA funds after the LEA Reservation to Address Loss of Instructional Time can be used for a wide range of activities to address needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the allowable uses document in the Document Library for more guidance.

Budget Amount & Details for Additional Uses (Include Name for Other Categories) Amount 
Category 1 (Personnel)
Category 2 (Technology & Online Subscriptions)
Category 3 (Facility Improvements)
Category 4 (Professional Development)
Category 5 (Curriculum Materials & Assessments)
Category 6 (Parent & Family Engagement Activities)
Category 7 (Other)
Category 8 (Other)
Category 9 (Other)
Category 10 (Other)
Category 11 (Other)
Category 12 (Other)
Administrative Costs (must be reasonable and necessary)
Indirect Costs (maximum amount is the unrestricted rate)
Total Cost:


Category 1 (Personnel) 
Provide the following information for Category 1 (Personnel):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)
Example #1:
ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ two system-wide EL teachers (2.0 FTE) for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years to assist with the consistent increase of EL students within the district. In addition to working with students, the EL teachers will work with classroom teachers to ensure appropriate instructional strategies are implemented. (See job description in Related Documents section.)
Total cost: $550,880.00 | 1100 - [010-199] (Salaries) $354,450.00 | 1100 - [200-299] (Benefits) $196,430.00
Example #2:
ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ certified teachers and paraprofessionals for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years to assist with closing the achievement gap of students within the district. The following list identifies the number of teachers and paraprofessionals at each school: School A - 2 Paraprofessionals (2.0 FTE); School B - 1 Teacher (1.0 FTE) & 1 Paraprofessional (1.0 FTE). (See job description in Related Documents section.)
Total cost: $417,813.00 | 1100 - [010-199] (Salaries) $321,123.00 | 1100 - [200-299] (Benefits) $96,690.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 3 licensed social workers (3.0 FTE) for the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 school years to assist with social services needs of students within the district for students to cope with negative impact of COVID on learning. In addition to working with students, the social workers will work with district and school administrators, community stakeholders, classroom teachers and parents/guardians to ensure appropriate social supports are implemented to ensure in-person learning continues for each student. (See job description in Related Documents section: Social Worker)

Total cost:$257,028.00

2150 - [010-199] (Salaries) $189,684.00   | 2150 - [200-299] (Benefits) $67,344.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 1 mental health services coordinator (.30 FTE) for the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 school years to assist with coordinating and providing mental health services for students within the district t cope with mental health issues caused by the pandemic and ensure students are mentally healthy for in-person learning. (See job description in Related Document section: Mental Health Services Coordinator)

Total cost: $90,484.00

2140 - [010-199] (Salaries) $51,267.00    | 2140 - [200-299] (Benefits) $39,217.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 5 paraprofessionals as a COVID screener (5.0 FTE) through a contract worker vendor (SPUR) to conduct COVID surveillance screening at each school and central office buildings for the 2021-2022 school year to help prevent persons with COVID related symptoms from entering the schools and building. (See job description in Related Documents section: Health Screener)

Total cost: $119,065.00

2190 - (300-399) [Purchased Services] $119,065.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 5 paraprofessionals as a lab facilitator (5.0 FTE) through a contract worker vendor (SPUR) to facilitate computer-based instruction for students at South Highlands Middle School and Bullock County High School for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years in classes that have been added to the course schedule to reduce oversized classes and mitigate the spread of COVID. (See job description in Related Documents section: Lab Facilitator)

Total cost: $276,010.00

1100 -[300-399] (Purchased Services) $276,010.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 1 classified staff as an information system technology assistant (1.0 FTE) to provide technical support to school administrators and teachers for student information system and data to ensure effective instructional planning for the 2023-2024 school years and ensure teaching and learning during in-person learning. (See job description in Related Documents section: Information System Technology Assistant)

Total cost:$66,229.00

3400 - [010-199] (Salaries) $47,065.00    | 3400 - [200-299] (Benefits) $19,164.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 1 classified staff as a community engagement representative (1.0 FTE) to maintain school to-family flow of information, resources and services to increase student attendance, academic performance, social-emotional skills, and behavior for the 2023-2024 school years to mitigate disruptions in teaching and learning during the pandemic and as students and families cope with impact of COVID on learning loss recovery. (See job description in Related Documents section: Community Engagement Representative)

Total cost: $108,051.00

2190 - [010-199] (Salaries) $81,824.00   | 2190 - [200-299] (Benefits) $26,227.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 7 classified staff as a custodian (7.0 FTE) through a contract worker vendor (SPUR) to provide cleaning and disinfecting services to reduce the spread of COVID and other germs, bacteria, and viruses during in-person learning for schools and buildings for the 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. (See job description in Related Documents section: Custodian)

Total Cost: $325,242.00

3200 - [300-399] (Purchased Services) $325,242.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 1 classified staff a maintenance worker (1.0 FTE) through a contract worker vendor to provide preventative maintenance services for HVAC units to reduce the spread of COVID and other germs, bacteria, and viruses during in-person learning for schools and buildings for the 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. (See job description in Related Documents section: Mechanic I)

Total Cost:$50,000.00

3400 - [300-399] (Purchased Services) $50,000.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to employ 1 classified staff as a transportation shop helper (1.0 FTE) to provide preventative maintenance services on school buses to ensure student transportation to and from school for in-person learning for the 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. (See job description in Related Documents section: Transportation Shop Helper)

Total Cost:$101,089.00

4170 - [010-199] (Salaries) $60,081.00    | 4170 - [200-299] (Benefits) $41,008.00

Category 2 (Technology & Online Subscriptions) 
Provide the following information for Category 2 (Technology & Online Subscriptions):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)
Example:
ARP ESSER funds will be used to purchase Chromebooks, Chromebook carts, document cameras, and touch screen panels to increase academic technology usage and improve student achievement. ARP ESSER funds will also purchase a subscription to ABC (all subscriptions will expire prior to September 30, 2024).
Total Cost: $432,158.00 | 1100 - [300-399] (Software License) $30,000.00 | 1100 - [400-499] (Technology) $402,158.00

ARP ESSER Funds will be used to purchase services to keep the computer equipment in effective working condition and state of repair and purchase equipment for career technical education to increase academic and career readiness technology usage and improve student achievement during the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 school years. ARP ESSER funds will also include the cost of materials & supplies, equipment and other costs which have the primary function of maintaining instructional equipment such as computers, machinery and other complex mechanical devices during the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 school years.

Total Cost: $240,000.00

3400 - [300-399] (Purchases Service) $120,000.00 | 3400 - [400-499] (Technology) $120,000.00

Category 3 (Facility Improvements) 
Provide the following information for Category 3 (Facility Improvements):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)
Example:
ARP ESSER funds will be used to replace 3 air conditioner units at ABC Elementary School, install 2 new air conditioner units at EFG Middle School, and repair 1 air conditioner unit at IJK High School. All services will be completed by June 2024. Total Cost: $55,500.00
7200 - [500-599] (Capitalized Units) $18,500.00 | 3200 - [400-499] (Non-Capitalized Units and Supplies for Repairs) $37,000.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to mitigate the spread of COVID and improve the air quality in the leaning spaces by replacing 100 ineffective, outdated, HVAC units at schools and buildings within the district that do not effective heat or cool learning spaces or filter COVID viruses from the air. 30 HVAC units at South Highlands Middle School, 45 HVAC units are Bullock County High School, 25 HVAC units at Union Springs Middle School. All replacements will be completed by June 2024.

Total Cost: $3,300,000.00

7200 - [500-599] (Capitalized Units) $3,000,000.00 | 3200 - [400-499] (Non-Capitalized Units and Supplies for Repairs) $300,000.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to install a portable classroom building at South Highlands Middle School to reduce overcrowded classroom, increase social distance between students, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and disruption to in-person learning in the event a student in a classroom contracts COVID. Class sizes are too large to appropriately space students apart to mitigate the spread of COVID and there are no addition classrooms at South Highlands Middle School. Installation will be completed by June 2024.

Total Cost: $250,000.00

3200 - [300-399] (Purchased Services) $30,000.00 | 7200 - [500-599] (Capitalized Units) $200,000.00 | 3200 - [400-499] (Non-Capitalized Units and Supplies for Repairs) $20,000.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to replace two building roofs at Bullock County High School, one building roof at Union Springs Elementary School to stop water leakage in classrooms that cause mold, poor air quality and water on floor, desks, students, teachers, and other room items and furnishings, decrease moisture in air from the leaky roofs, and improve air filtering and quality to mitigate spread of COVID viruses; install one awning to prevent students from getting wet and spreading COVID by shaking water droplet on face and hands from student-to-student at South Highlands Middle School; and install four exterior doors to keep air quality effective and filtered through HVAC virus filter, replace worn unsanitary carpet in two classroom with vinyl flooring to allow floors to be cleaned and sanitized daily to kill COVID viruses, and renovate two restroom to reduce overcrowding in current restrooms and mitigate COVID spread by reduced students in each restroom at Union Springs Elementary School. All facility improvements are to improve air moisture and surface quality, decrease students from getting rained on when transitioning from building to building and shedding water droplets from student-to-student and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, decrease number of students in classrooms for in-person learning, and the mitigate the disruption to in-person learning and support from students and instructional support staff. Replacements and renovations will be completed by September 2024.

Total Cost: $270,000.00

3200 - [300-399] (Purchased Services) $40,000.00 | 7200 - [500-599] (Capitalized Units) $150,000.00 | 3200 - [400-499] (Non-Capitalized Units and Supplies for Repairs) $80,000.00

Category 4 (Professional Development) 
Provide the following information for Category 4 (Professional Development):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)
Example:
ARP ESSER funds will be used to provide ongoing, high quality professional development for administrators, teachers, and other instructional staff that support increased student achievement in all core subject areas.
- Consultants: Our mathematics adoption textbook company (ABC Company) will provide high quality professional development in October 2021 and December 2021 to all teachers within the LEA to prepare them for the COS adoption. Total Cost: $14,000.00 | 2215 - [300-399] (Consultants) $14,000
- Stipends: Teachers and other instructional support staff will be provided a stipend to participate in professional development that is outside of their contracted hours during the Spring of 2022. Total Cost: $19,230.00 | 2215 - [010-199] (Stipends) $11,456.00 | 2215 - [200-299] (Benefits) $7,774.00
[Cont.]
- Substitutes: Teachers will work collaboratively during the school day to develop curriculum maps and common formative assessments once a quarter for the 2022-2023 school year for a total of 4 days. Our LEA uses ABC Company for subs, so all subs are contractual, and no benefits are provided. Total Cost: $18,000.00 | 2215 - [300-399] (Contract for Subs) $18,000
- Materials and Supplies: General supplies will be needed for all professional development sessions to include but not limited to chart paper, easels, paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, colored pencils, etc. Total Cost: $3,400.00 | 2215 - [400-499] (Supplies & Materials) $3,400.00
[Cont.]
- Conference Attendance: 6 Teachers & 2 Administrators will attend the MEGA Conference (Mobile, AL) in July 2022 to be provided professional development from the ALSDE to support student achievement. Travel costs will include hotel, per diem, and mileage. Total Cost: $22,000.00 | 2215 - [600-899] (Registration) $4,000.00 | 2215 - [300-399] (Travel) $18,000.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to provide ongoing, high-quality professional development for administrators, teachers, and other instructional staff that support increased student achievement in all core subject areas as result of the loss of learning during the pandemic.

- Consultants: BIC Educational Solutions will provide high-quality professional development during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years to all administrators, faculty and staff within the LEA to prepare them for adoption of social emotional strategies.

Total Cost: $60,000.00

2215 - [300-399] (Consultants) $60,000.00

- Conference Attendance: 12 Teachers & 12 Administrators will attend the Model Schools Conference in July 2022, July 2023 and July 2024 to be provided professional development to support student achievement and to accelerate learning as a result of the learning during the pandemic.

Travel costs will include hotel, per diem, and mileage. Total Cost: $136,800.00

2215 - [600-699] (Registration) $ 28,800.00| 2215 - [300-399] (Travel) $ $108,000.00

Category 5 (Curriculum Materials & Assessments) 
Provide the following information for Category 5 (Curriculum Materials & Assessments):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)
Example:
ARP ESSER funds will be used to purchase assessment supplies and materials to help provide real time data to increase student achievement. These will include actual assessments and general supplies. All services will be purchased by the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
Total Cost: $8,791.00 | 2130 - [400-499] (Assessment Supplies & Materials) $8,791.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to purchase assessment supplies and materials to help provide real time data to increase student achievement as a result of the learning loss during the pandemic. These will include actual assessments and general supplies. All services will be purchased by the end of the 2021-2022 school year and during school year 2022-2023.

Total Cost: $20,000.00

2130 - [400-499] (Assessment Supplies & Materials) $20,000.00

Category 6 (Parent & Family Engagement Activities) 
Provide the following information for Category 6 (Parent & Family Engagement Activities):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)
Example:
ARP ESSER funds will be used to purchase family handouts and resources for our Family Literacy Night in 2021 and 2022. The resources will include ELA and Math manipulatives and supplies needed to create family activities.
Total Cost: $4,500.00 | 2190 - [400-499] (Supplies and Materials) $4,500.00

ARP ESSER funds will be used to purchase family handouts and resources for our Parent Institute in 2022 and 2023 to assist parents with resources and strategies to improve their child's/children's learning loss recovery from the pandemic. The resources will include ELA and Math manipulatives and supplies needed to create family activities.

Total Cost: $20,000.00

2190 - [400-499] (Parent Instructional Supplies) $20,000.00

Category 7 (Other) 
Provide the following information for Category 7 (Other):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)

ARP funds will be used to employ 1 truancy officer (1.0 FTE) to work with central and school staff to support in-person attendance and keep students in school who demonstrate unexcused absences as a result of the pandemic during the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 school years. In addition to working with staff, the truancy officer will work with students, parents, and municipal and governmental representatives to ensure appropriate attendance strategies are implemented. (See job description in Related Documents section.)

Total cost: $228,460.00

2110 - [010-199] (Salaries) $164,943.00 | 2110 - [200-299] (Benefits) $63,517.00

Category 8 (Other) 
Provide the following information for Category 8 (Other):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)

ARP ESSER funds will be used to reduce crowded learning spaces by purchasing student desks for additional unfurnished classroom spaces added at Bullock County High School, Union Springs Middle School and portable classroom at South Highlands Middle School to reduce class size and student close contact that will mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and minimize disruption of face-to-face learning if a student contracts COVID.

Total Cost: $100,000.00

1100 - [400-499] (Furniture and Fixtures) $100,000.00

Category 9 (Other) 
Provide the following information for Category 9 (Other):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)

ARP ESSER funds will be used to reduce crowded indoor learning spaces and reduce number of student in inside classroom by developing outdoor learning spaces to mitigate the spread of COVID for in-person learning.

Total Cost: $107,716.00

 1100 - [400-499] (Materials and Supplies) $107,716.00

Category 10 (Other) 
Provide the following information for Category 10 (Other):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)

ARP ESSER funds will be used to purchase cleaning and sanitation supplies, materials, and equipment to reduce and mitigate the spread of COVID for in-person learning during the 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years.

Total Cost: $242,718.95

3200 - [400-499] (Custodial Supplies) $242,718.95

 

Category 11 (Other) 
Provide the following information for Category 11 (Other):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)

APR ESSER funds will be used to purchase 4 school buses to increase student transportation capacity to increase number of students who may socially distanced and safely transported to school to mitigate the spread of COVID and minimize the disruption of in-person learning. Purchase and delivery will by by September 30, 2024.

4120 - [500-599] (Personal Property) $400,000.00

Category 12 (Other) 
Provide the following information for Category 12 (Other):
1) Brief description and timeline for each service (service must end by 9/30/2024)
2) Number of employees and FTE(s) (if applicable)
3) Itemized Budget using Function & Object codes (must match Budget Grid)


Administrative Costs 
Program Administration must be reasonable and necessary in order to manage the federal grant in a compliant and effective manner.*
Provide a summary of how the grant program will be administered, including the title of the staff responsible for the grant administration, the FTE(s), and other funding sources (if applicable) that will contribute to administrative staff salaries/benefits. Additionally, the description must include all estimated costs, match the administrative costs dollar amount listed above, and include the Function and Object codes associated with the charge.

1 grant program administrator (1.0 FTE) will be employed as the ESSER Specialist responsible for the overall administration and implementation oversight of the ESSER funds for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. All estimated salary, benefits and costs from APR ESSER funds. (See job description in Related Documents Section: Grant Program Administrator).

Total cost:$249,356.00

6220 - [010-199] (Salaries) $190,622.00   | 6220 - [200-299]  (Benefits) $58,734.00



Indirect Costs 
Indirect Costs represent the expenses of doing business that are not readily identified with the ARP ESSER but are necessary for the general operation of the organization and the conduct of activities it performs. These costs must be reasonable and necessary, and LEAs can use the unrestricted indirect cost rate for calculation.*
% - Unrestricted Indirect Cost Rate for LEA
Maximum Indirect Cost amount for the ARP ESSER Fund
Function/Object Code used on the Budget Grid

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