ARPA Plan

Oakfield-Alabama Central School District

American Rescue Plan Act

 

July 1, 2021

The Oakfield-Alabama Central School District is projected to receive $2.6 million in federal stimulus aid via the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for use through September 2024 and sought public comment on its initial plans to allocate the funds.

These are very exciting times for the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District as we will be able to fund additional programming and significant support over the next several years. We asked that our various stakeholder groups within the community review our initial proposal and provide feedback so that we could finalize our plan to best serve our students with this unprecedented opportunity.

During the June 15 Board of Education meeting, district administration presented their initial plans for the funding which include the following priority areas: improving academic achievement and programming; improving equity in opportunities and outcomes; enhancing the delivery of social-emotional supports; developing the capacity of leaders, teachers, and staff; providing additional supplies and resources for our various departments; and increasing academic supports for our learners.

Action items include but are not limited to: hiring additional teachers, social workers and support staff; extending school day supports; and expanding opportunities in staff professional development.

The district is also proposing to purchase additional technology, music, PE, art, and agriculture equipment.

As part of the plan, the district will financially prepare for the expiration of this one-time funding so as not to create a drastic imbalance of revenues and expenditures, also known as a “fiscal cliff.”

The district received 15 responses from constituents and have incorporated those responses into our final ARPA plan.
 
The final draft of the ARPA plan can be found below.

Thank you for continued support and time in providing the District this important feedback!

In education,

John C. Fisgus
Superintendent