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ESSER II Funds

Versailles Exempted Village Schools 

Plan for 2021-2022 Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan


Versailles EVS will receive approximately $287,000 from the ESSER II (March 2020-September 2023 and $690,000 American Rescue Plan Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER for school years 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024).  A minimum of 20% ($130,000) of the ARP ESSER must be reserved to address learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions.  With the allotment of these funds, local school districts are required to develop a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan.  Thanks to the extraordinary work and dedication of many, Versailles EVS had in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year.  The District will continue to utilize our safe school practices during the 2021-2022 school year and will use the ARP ESSER funds over the next three fiscal years to meet our students’ academic, social, and emotional needs as well as meeting district and community needs.  


Versailles EVS understands the importance of having systems and strategies in place to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff, prevent the spread of illness, and provide high-quality instruction to all students.  The district has and will continue to use guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Ohio Department of Health, Darke County Health Department, and other medical contacts to develop, implement and evaluate a plan that allows the school to safely have students participate in the classroom and school activities throughout the entire year.  Prior to the 2021-2022 school year, Versailles EVS engaged in many of these activities and will continue to engage in these activities and plans to best support:

  • Continued promotion of personal hygiene.  In addition to handwashing stations in the restrooms, hallways and classrooms will have hand washing stations and hand sanitizer available for use.

  • Students and staff are provided the opportunity to wear facial coverings to limit exposure to viruses and bacteria.

  • Safe and effective cleaning and disinfection strategies, including misting of classrooms and frequent disinfection of high-touch surfaces, will continue.      

  • Use of bipolar ionization air filtration system to improve air quality.

  • The hiring of additional nurses aides to assist in the identification, care, and communication to families of students who might be ill and infected with COVID-19

  • Students who are not able to attend school due to contracting or being in close contact with someone with COVID-19 are provided lunch services as an option.

  • Staff members were provided vaccinations in February and March of 2021. Staff members will be notified of additional opportunities for vaccinations during the 2021-2022 school year.

  • If the district is to go to a remote learning circumstance, the instruction would continue via technology and packets. Student support services would continue as well via technology or in-person depending on circumstances.

  • Food services would still provide meals to students who request services.

  • Changes and/or updates to plans will be communicated to families via our family communication system.  Virtual meetings will also be held to share plans and updates as needed.


ESSER II Three Year Plan At a Glance w/LEA Approved Use of Funds explanation:

  • Bipolar Ionization Unit for Pre-school

#7 Purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean the facilities of a local educational agency, including buildings operated by such agency.


  • Wilson Hospital Health Line Support for Families and Staff

#2 Coordination of preparedness and response efforts of local educational agencies with State, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments, and other relevant agencies, to improve coordinated responses among such entities to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus


  • Nurse Assistants to support School Nurse

#12 Other activities that are necessary to maintain the operation of and continuity of services in local educational agencies and continuing to employ existing staff of the local educational agency


  • Air Handler System Control Update

#7 Purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean the facilities of a local educational agency, including buildings operated by such agency.


  • Google Chromebooks

#9 Purchasing educational technology (including hardware, software, and

connectivity) for students who are served by the local educational agency that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors, including low-income students and students with disabilities, which may include assistive technology or adaptive equipment


  • Interactive Panel TV for classrooms

#8 Planning for and coordinating during long-term closures, including for how to provide meals to eligible students, how to provide technology for online learning to all students, how to provide guidance for carrying out requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.) and how to ensure other educational services can continue to be provided consistent with all Federal, State, and local requirements


  • $500 Pandemic Performance Bonus per employee who were employed/contracted by the district in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years

#12 Other activities that are necessary to maintain the operation of and continuity of services in local educational agencies and continuing to employ existing staff of the local educational agency



ARP ESSER Three Year Fiscal Plan At a Glance:

  • Provide financial support for a full-time Mental Health Counselor in the school

#10 Providing mental health services and supports    


  • Provide financial support to hire a half-time instructional Reading Coach to support literacy instruction to elementary students.

#4 Activities to address the unique needs of low-income children or students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and foster care youth, including how outreach and service delivery will meet the needs of each population


  • Provide financial support to have full-time gifted support services for teachers and students.  

#12 Other activities that are necessary to maintain the operation of and continuity of services in local educational agencies and continuing to employ existing staff of the local educational agency


  • Provide financial support to have a full-time student success coordinator to assist families and students’ needs. In addition, this person will be responsible for all state and local testing alleviating school counselors of the duty

#4 Activities to address the unique needs of low-income children or students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and foster care youth, including how outreach and service delivery will meet the needs of each population



  • Interactive Panel TV for classrooms

#8 Planning for and coordinating during long-term closures, including how to provide meals to eligible students, how to provide technology for online learning to all students, how to provide guidance for carrying out requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.) and how to ensure other educational services can continue to be provided consistent with all federal, state, and local requirements


*The plan is to spend the majority of the funding over the course of two academic years (2021-2022 and 2022-2023).  The remaining funds will be used for technology needs in year three (2023-2024).



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Versailles

Exempted Village Schools

    
Versailles Board of Education
459 S. Center St., Versailles, OH 45380
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