- COVID relief funding must be spent in the next year, but administrators are grappling with inflation and high costs that have shifted priorities
- One-third of superintendents believe all students will be impacted equally by the discontinuation of ARP-funded instructional programs
- See related article: Federal COVID relief funding will dry up soon. Are districts ready?
With one year remaining to spend close to $200 billion in federal COVID relief funds, more than half of school district leaders are shifting their American Rescue Plan (ARP) spending decisions due to higher-than-expected costs and inflation, according to a survey administered by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
Educator feedback and the need to further direct resources toward the social and emotional needs of students were cited by nearly half of district leaders as the source for realigning spending priorities and decisions.…Read More