Survey for parents, students, staff and constituents.

Alexander Public School has been allocated $481,533 in ESSER Federal Funds which are to be used in response to COVID-19. The Alexander School Board would like input from all stakeholders to include parents, community members, students, staff and all Alexander School District tax payers.  

Below are the allowable use of funds from the federal government. Questions to follow will describe the school board's ideas of how to use the funds. Please provide your input and your ideas by taking the following survey.   Question 1 has all of the allowable uses per federal law.  Question 2 is the start of the survey. 

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* 1. Local Education Agency Use of Funds – ESSER I, II, and III

A local educational agency that receives funds under this title may use the funds for any
of the following:

1) Any activity authorized by the ESEA of 1965, including the Native Hawaiian
Education Act and the Alaska Native Educational Equity, Support, and Assistance
Act (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20
U.S.C. 1400 et seq.) ("IDEA"), the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (20
U.S.C. 1400 et seq.), the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of
2006 (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.) ("the Perkins Act"), or subtitle B of title VII of the
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.).

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.

3) Providing principals and others school leaders with the resources necessary to
address the needs of their individual schools.

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.

5) Developing and implementing procedures and systems to improve the
preparedness and response efforts of local educational agencies.

6) Training and professional development for staff of the local educational agency on
sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases.

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

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.

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.

10)Providing mental health services and supports.

11)Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental
afterschool programs, including providing classroom instruction or online learning
during the summer months and addressing the needs of low-income students,
students with disabilities, English learners, migrant students, students
experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care.

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.

13)Addressing learning loss among students, including low-income students,
children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students
experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster are, of the local
educational agency, including by:

a) Administering and using high-quality assessments that are valid and
reliable, to accurately assess students’ academic progress and assist
educator

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* 2. Professional Development for administration, teachers and ancillary staff to support students in both academics and social emotional learning. Please rank the idea with 10 as most essential and 1 as the least.

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* 3. Purchase of educational technology for students and staff including hardware (devices, equipment) and software (programs).

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* 4. Providing mental health services, support, curriculum, etc.

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* 5. Hiring an Interventionist to address the learning loss.  An interventionist will work with all grade level students and provide one to one or small group instruction to students who struggle academically.   The interventionist will collaborate with administration and teachers to work with data and best practices for Individual Learning Plans.

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* 6. Provide summer school K-12.

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* 7. Address the support of students in need including low income students, children with disabilities, English learners, homeless students, foster care students and racial and ethnic minorities.

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* 8. High quality and evidence based materials and curricula in K-2 reading, career and technical education, Advanced Placement courses, social and emotional learning programs and screening tools.

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* 9. Salaries of existing and new staff to maintain the operation of and continuity of educational services.

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* 10. Although construction or renovation are allowable uses for the funds, the school board has chosen not to use the ESSER funds due to the federal requirement to pay Davis Bacon wages which would increase the cost of construction.  Davis Bacon wages were not paid for past construction, therefore, the funds cannot be used to pay down debt.  Please provide any comments in the text box. 

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* 11. Please provide your ideas and questions concerning the ESSER funds in the text box.

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* 12. You are welcome to the Alexander Public School ESSER Public Forum on June 15 at 6:30pm at the school to discuss ideas, questions and district use of the ESSER II and ESSER III funds.   Please contact Ms. Bieber with any questions or concerns. 
Alexander Public School
601 Delaney Street
Alexander, ND  58831
701-828-3334
Leslie.Bieber@k12.nd.us

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