Arthur County School District 500
Plan for use of ARP ESSER III Funds
Through the Nebraska Department of Education, we have available through the ARP ESSER III funds in the amount of $83,175. 00. Arthur County Schools plans to use ARP ESSER III funds to assist with the acquisition and implementation of the following items. Which will assist our staff in helping students raise achievement and improve health and air quality within the district. With these funds we plan to:
This plan was developed through the formation of a committee of current staff volunteers. Members of the committee are comprised of staff members who serve as teachers, are members of the community and tax payers as well. We also have a member of the village board. Minutes of committee meetings are kept with each meeting and the plan may be reviewed and amended if it is determined that a need or goal for the plan requires amendment. The board is updated on the progress of the plan as needed and at a minium of six months. This plan will be reviewed and updated every six months, the board will approve expenditures for the plan and will be updated on the plan at the following meetings June 2022, September 2022, December 2022, February 2023, June 2023 and December 2023.
Arthur County Schools plans to use a minimum of 20% of the allocation to address student learning loss in the areas of English-Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Agriculture Education, Physical Education, Music, and Art. Currently, Arthur County Schools will use the IXL online learning curriculum to supplement curriculum and provide support for students who may have experienced learning loss during COVID-19 interruptions, and support learning for all students. Really great Reading curriculum supports students’ foundational reading skills, with opportunities to work on phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, and reading comprehension, as students become more fluent readers it will help to address learning loss through individual, small group, and whole group instruction.
The Arthur County School District is working with the staff at ESU 16 to find and adopt high-instructional quality materials for elementary ELA/Reading that will challenge students to reach grade level abilities and support student learning that addresses loss in learning, but also provides differentiated instruction based on student needs.
In an effort to promote a healthier environment and healthy habits Arthur County Schools will seek to purchase and implement portable Heppa filtration systems in all classrooms and where feasible large areas where people gather. The district will also seek to install bottle fill stations at all water fountain locations to encourage students to drink more water in a healthy manner that assists in maintaining a healthy body and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Virus and other illness that may prevent them from attending school.
This plan will be reviewed and updated every six months. The required deadline to spend and request reimbursement for these funds is fall of the 2023 school year. Comments or suggestions regarding this plan may be directed to the Superintendent, at (308) 764-2253 or email:
BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR WORK NEEDED
Concrete Repair Work Bids Requested
Arthur County Schools is seeking bids to complete some repair work at our teacher rental houses.
Duplex at 302 and 304 East Marshall Street– Concrete work
We are need of sidewalks being poured along the base of house on the south side to help move drainage away from the basement area of the house. Also needed are repairs to the cement landing of the covered area on the west duplex entrance (302) and a need to enlarge the landing area/ step in front of the door on East duplex entrance (304)
314, 318, and 322 East Marshall Street – Repair or replace front and back steps to entrances of houses
Scope of work: Removal and disposal of old concrete, level and back fill where needed, form, pour and smooth new concrete.
Window replacements at 314 East Marshall – 6 windows at 314 East Marshal are in need of replacement.
Scope of work: Measure for replacement window, remove and replace windows and casing, dispose of old windows and casing.
Timing of the projects: Begin as soon as possible after May 19, 2022 to be completed by August 1, 2022
Those seeking more information or to arrange an appointment to look at the project area please contact:
Barry Schaeffer, Superintendent
Arthur County Schools 111 Elm Street
PO Box 145
Arthur NE 69121