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Approved by KDE on 8/11/21

Email on file with ESSER documentation

ARP ESSER Spending Plan
Warren County Public Schools
July 2021

  1. The extent to which and how funds will be used to implement prevention and mitigation strategies consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on reopening schools follow:
  1. How the local education agency (LEA) will use funds to address the academic impact of lost instructional time through the implementation of evidence-based interventions follow:
  1. How the LEA will spend the remainder of its funds -
  1. How the LEA will ensure that interventions address the academic impact of lost instructional time and respond to the academic, social, emotional and mental health needs of all students. Additionally, plans must include relevant citations for each evidence-based practice listed in the plan, a description of how the district conducted meaningful consultation with the required stakeholders and how they took stakeholder feedback into account when crafting the plan. In accordance with new requirements for the USED, districts must submit this plan to KDE by July 31, 2021. Plans may be submitted via email to: Plans will be reviewed by Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff for completion and compliance. Plans that do not include each of the aforementioned components will be returned to the district for revision.

Another strategy that will address the academic impact is to increase learning time for students.  The Preschool Academy will provide additional time for preschool students to grow academically, socially and developmentally.  ESS and Summer school will allow students to gain additional skills in the areas of individual needs.  

Warren County will address the social, emotional and mental health needs by increasing services to students.  Mental Health providers will be increased in our school system to address the mental health and social needs of our students.  The social needs of students will also be addressed by increasing opportunities for students in related arts, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities.  Gifted services will increase with additional gifted teachers to serve our gifted and talented students. Additionally, staff will receive continued professional learning in cultural proficiency, gifted education, and positive behavior support to help teachers make connections to students and foster stronger relationships among diverse populations of students and staff.  

To further address educator needs that can be significant barriers to teacher efficacy and student learning, WCPS will provide additional time for teacher planning and collaboration, which has been ranked one of the top three challenging barriers in teaching and addressing learning loss (Perspectives of Irreplaceable Teachers, TNTP, 2013). Additionally, teachers will receive coaching support as they implement new curricula that will ensure successful implementation of their high-quality instructional materials.

Stakeholder Consultation

At the next meeting the committee members were given access to all of the ideas submitted by committee members.  They were given the opportunity to ask questions and express their thoughts about the ideas.  Each committee member was asked to review the ideas and comment on the ideas through the Google document that was shared at the meeting.