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Plans for the Use of ESSER III Funds:

The United States Department of Education (USED) is requiring two plans from all recipients of ESSER III funds:

1) A plan for the safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services
The requirement for this plan is likely met by your District Reopening Plan submitted to DESE in August of 2020, along with any
subsequent amendments (see Tab 3 Assurances). It will need to be revisited and revised as necessary every 6 months, including
soliciting stakeholder input and considering changes to CDC guidance.

2) A plan for the Use of ESSER III Funds
, based on broad stakeholder input, and addressing the following:
The district's prevention and mitigation strategies, including extent district has adopted CDC recommendations ( Step 4.4)
• How the district will use its
20% reservation of ESSER III funds to address loss of instructional time with evidence-
based interventions (Step 4.2 and Tab 6, Budget)

• How the district will spend the remainder of its ESSER III funds for allowable expenditures (Tab 5) and budget (Tab 6)
• How the use of ESSER III funds will respond to the
academic, social, emotional and mental health needs of all students,
especially
those disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (Tab 4.2, Tab 4.3), including:
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students from low-income families
• students of color

• English learners
• students with disabilities
• students experiencing homelessness
• students in foster care
• migratory students
• students who are incarcerated
• other underserved students

This application, when fully and thoughtfully completed, along with your District Reopening
Plans, will constitute the plans required by USED.
These plans must be published on your website and must be accessible to
families in a language they understand, either translated in writing or orally, as well as in an accessible format for those with disabilities.

You should expect that DESE will be collecting data and other information from you as a result of implementation of
your plans for and use of ESSER funds.
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Step 4.1
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ESSER III regulations require that the stakeholder groups below be meaningfully consulted as part of the planning process for use of ESSER III funds. Which of the following groups have you consulted with? (check all that apply)If you have not yet consulted with this group in planning for use of ESSER III funds, when and how do you plan to get their input?
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StudentsTRUE#REF!
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FamiliesTRUE#REF!
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School and District administrators, including special education administratorsTRUE#REF!
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School leadersTRUE#REF!
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TeachersTRUE#REF!
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Other educatorsTRUE#REF!
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School staffTRUE#REF!
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Unions representing educators and school staffTRUE#REF!
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Tribes*Melrose has no exsisting tribesFALSE#REF!
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Civil rights organizations (including disability rights organizations)*TRUE#REF!
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Stakeholders representing the interests of children with disabilities, English learners,
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children experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, migratory students, children
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who are incarcerated, and other underserved students.*
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*To the extent present in or served by the district
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Step 4.2 of 4.4Evidence-Based Strategies, Interventions, and Supports:
Describe how ESSER III funds, including the required 20% reservation, will be used to respond to students' social, emotional, and academic needs through evidence-based interventions, how progress will be measured, and how/if chosen interventions address disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underserved subgroups. Select from the following list of evidence-based interventions and provide a narrative at the bottom of this step for any of your district's evidence-based initiatives that are not listed. Note: Your district's 20% reservation to address loss of instructional time must be spent on evidence-based interventions.
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Enhanced Core InstructionOur district is using ESSER III funds for this strategyThis strategy will address pandemic-related learning loss/disproportionate impactWhat data will you use to measure progress?Does this strategy/intervention address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underserved student subgroups (each major racial and ethnic group, students from low-income families, students with disabilities, English learners, gender, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness and students in foster care)? If yes, please explain which group(s) are being served, what impact is being addressed, and how this strategy/intervention will provide support.
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Expanding access to full-day, high-quality prekindergartenSelect Select
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Purchasing and/or expanding use of high-quality, aligned instructional materials (any content area) and associated professional developmentYesYesThe district will implement high quality instructional tech to support literacy and math in K-8 data collected from the IT will be analyzed 5x per year to determine effectiveness of the programs in accesslorting program and data will be review.Yes the data will be analyzed for sub groups most impacted by Covid 19 including low income, ELL, homeless and students with disabilities. Instructional technology will specifically target identified areas where disproportionality exists in these sub groups.
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Professional development for teachers and administrators re: culturally responsive teachingYesYesThe professional development focus on the creation and materials to be implemented by teachers and staff. Each individual session will be evaluated with exit surveys in addition all materials will be assessed for impact for social emotion students’ impact. Students in k-12 will be assessed using an SEL screener and the data will be used to measure the impact of growth. The district will also impact a student, staff and family climate survey in fall 2021 the survey will also be administered and in subsequent years.Materials and resources will be created and support will sub groups who are most impacted from the pandemic. The district will use data k-12 to determine areas of disproportionality professional development will focus on supporting areas, schools, and sub groups who are identified by the data.
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Screening assessments and associated professional development (e.g., early literacy screening)Select Select
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Expanding access to career-technical education, innovation pathways, and advanced placement courses (including fee subsidies and teacher training)Select Select
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Extending the school day/year and prioritizing student access to additional time by student needSelect Select
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Tutoring programs and support, including early literacy tutoring (including training paraprofessionals) and peer tutoring programs. YesYesAll students K-5 will be assessed in literacy Dibels #8 edition. All students in grade 1-8 will be assessed in Iready math assessment. Teachers will review the assessment data 5 times a school year to determine the students in need for supports and the focus areas of needed supports. Students at risk or some risk I’ll be progress monitored to ensure that they are making adequate progress toward grade level benchmarks and standards. The literacy and math data will be analyzed to determine areas of disproportionality, specifically these sub groups of students. The academic interventionist research based interventions in small groups during the school day to accelerate learning.

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Developing or strengthening data cycles to facilitate and inform student learning and associated professional development and support personnelSelect Select
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Early college programs, particularly those focused on students underrepresented in higher educationSelect Select
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Targeted Student SupportsOur district is using ESSER III funds for:This strategy will address pandemic-related learning loss/disproportionate impactWhat data will you use to measure progress?Does this strategy/intervention address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underserved student subgroups (each major racial and ethnic group, students from low-income families, students with disabilities, English learners, gender, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness and students in foster care)? If yes, please explain which group(s) are being served, what impact is being addressed, and how this strategy/intervention will provide support.
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Developing or expanding high quality co-teaching and inclusion models for students with disabilities and associated professional developmentSelect Select
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Acceleration academies (during school year vacations) and summer learning opportunities for individualized instruction and enrichmentYesYesThe district will assess all grades K-8 using identified literacy and math assessments K-5 students are administered 8th edition Dibels for literacy in math grades 1-8 participate in Iready math. In 6-8 students are participating in Iready reading. Teachers will review the data 5x during the school year to determine students at risk. Students will be progress monitored, using the data in need of acceleration these students will be identified for acceleration academics and summer learning opportunities.

Yes, using the literacy and math data students in need of acceleration will be identified, paying specific attention to particular sub groups impacted by Covid 19, disabilities, social emotional learning and social economic and racial and ethnic groups.

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Language support programs, including dual language and heritage language programs (students learning in-home/native language) and associated professional development Select Select
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Community-based afterschool programs for parents, including citizenship and ESL classesSelect Select
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Dropout prevention and recovery programsSelect Select
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Talent Development and StaffingOur district is using ESSER III funds for:This strategy will address pandemic-related learning loss/disproportionate impactWhat data will you use to measure progress?Does this strategy/intervention address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underserved student subgroups (each major racial and ethnic group, students from low-income families, students with disabilities, English learners, gender, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness and students in foster care) ? If yes, please explain which group(s) are being served, what impact is being addressed, and how this strategy/intervention will provide support.
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Academic support staff, including academic coaches, interventionists, student teaching residency programs, paraprofessionalsSelect Select
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Diversifying the educator workforce through recruitment and retention strategiesSelect Select
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Strategies to staff hard-to-staff schools and positions with high-performing educatorsSelect Select
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Increasing staff and opportunities for arts, enrichment, world languages, athletics, and elective coursesSelect Select
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Increasing high-quality common planning time for teachers and academic support staffSelect Select
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Developing leadership pipeline programs for schoolsSelect Select
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Labor-management partnerships to improve student performanceSelect Select
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Conditions for Student Success - Social/Emotional and Mental Health SupportsOur district is using ESSER III funds for:This strategy will address pandemic-related learning loss/disproportionate impactWhat data will you use to measure progress?Does this strategy/intervention address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underserved student subgroups (each major racial and ethnic group, students from low-income families, students with disabilities, English learners, gender, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness and students in foster care)? If yes, please explain which group(s) are being served, what impact is being addressed, and how this strategy/intervention will provide support.
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Increasing personnel and services to support holistic student needs, including school guidance and adjustment counselors, nurses, psychologists, and/or social workersYesYesTeachers in grades K-12 will complete SEL screeners who are struggling with social emotional skills. Teachers will meet to review 5x a school year to review data will be reviewed to find areas of disproportionality. A student staff and family will 2021 and spring 2022 and in subsequent years to assess impact trauma and social emotional learning skills.

Yes, social emotional learning data will determine disproportionality specifically particular sub groups mostly impacted including low income, disabilities, ELL and the homeless. Services will specifically support identified students in areas of specific support.

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Building/strengthening partnerships with community-based organizations to increase student/family access to services for mental/physical health and well-beingSelect Select
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Working with community-based organizations that provide enrichment during the school day and/or out of school timeSelect Select
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Arranging for wraparound services to be provided at schoolsSelect Select
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Engaging community partners to build capacity among educators and support personnel to implement equitable and culturally responsive learning environmentsSelect Select
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Create transitional programs, partnering with community based organizations, for students with mental health or behavioral-related absences returning to schoolSelect Select
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Parent-teacher home visiting programs to build positive relationships between home and schoolSelect Select
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Facilities improvements to create healthy and safe school environmentsYesYes
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Other Interventions/Strategies/Supports
Use this section to describe evidence-based strategies your district will fund with ESSER III that are not listed above
This strategy will address pandemic-related learning loss/disproportionate impactWhat data will you use to measure progress?Does this strategy/intervention address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underserved student subgroups (each major racial and ethnic group, students from low-income families, students with disabilities, English learners, gender, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness and students in foster care)? If yes, please explain which group(s) are being served, what impact is being addressed, and how this strategy/intervention will provide support.
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Step 4.3 of 4.4Equitable Use of ESSER III Funds
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How is your district taking educational equity into account when planning for expending your ESSER III funds?
For example,
1) allocating funds both to schools and districtwide activities based on student needs, and
2) implementing an equitable and inclusive return to in-person learning by, for example, avoiding over-use of exclusionary discipline and
creating a positive and supportive learning environment for all students.
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In order to account for educational equity, all students Prek-12 will be asses in literacy and math to determine their particular strengths and needs. The data will be analyzed by teachers to determine researched based interventions to accelerate learning. The data will be analyzed at least 5x per year to specifically areas of disproportionality exist. The data will be analyzed to determine the impact of sub groups most impacted by Covid 19 ELL ... Academic interventions and additional staff, and technology will target the identified areas with the ultimate goal of reducing the disproportionality and providing for equitable access for all students

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Step 4.4
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CDC School Safety Recommendations
This information will come from your District Reopening Plan as well as any supplemental/revised reopening policies for your district.
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CDC Recommendation Does your district have a policy or policies on this topic?If "Yes," is it described in your District Reopening Plan?If you have a policy but it is not described in your District Reopening Plan, please briefly describe here.
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1Universal and correct wearing of masksYesYes
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2Modifying facilities to allow for physical distancing (e.g., use of cohorts/podding)Select Yes
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3Handwashing and respiratory etiquetteYesYes
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4Cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities, including improving ventilationYesYes
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5Contact tracing, isolation, quarantine in collaboration with health departmentsYesYes
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6Diagnostic and screening testingYesYes
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7Efforts to provide vaccination to school communitiesYesYes
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8Appropriate accommodations for children with disabilities with respect to health and safety policiesYesYes
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9Coordination with state and local health officialsYesYes
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