American Rescue Plan Discussion Starter for District Teams

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This document is designed to help school district teams engage in meaningful and productive conversations about how federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funds can be used to address students’ academic and social-emotional needs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It offers considerations, examples of evidence-based strategies, and supporting resources in three critical areas:
• Addressing the academic impact of lost instructional time
• Conducting meaningful family and community engagement
• Providing social-emotional and mental health supports