Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials are seeking public input regarding how to use federal stimulus money connected with the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP).
The district expects to receive $1,150,133 as part of the ARP plan, which was implemented earlier this year to help schools safely reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. F-M will also receive $3,908,675 as part of the CRRSA Act that was signed into law last December.
District officials will be discussing plans for the use of these funds during the June 1 virtual Parent Council meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the plans will be posted to the district’s Let’s Talk forum on June 1. District stakeholders, including parents and guardians, teachers and district residents, can submit feedback about the spending plans via the district’s Let’s Talk communication platform. Feedback from stakeholders will be accepted through June 9.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the stimulus funds may be used to address the many impacts of COVID-19 on education.
F-M seeking input on additional foundation aid
The 2021-22 enacted New York state budget included language stating that for the 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years, each school district receiving a foundation aid increase of more than 10% or $10,000,000 must post to its district website prior to July 1 of each school year a plan by school year of how the funds will be used to address student performance and need.
The budget language states that prior to posting the plan, each district must seek public comment from parents and guardians, teachers and other stakeholders on the plan and take such comments into account in the development of the plan.
The spending plan for the additional foundation aid in the amount of $1,603,115 will be posted to the district’s Let’s Talk forum on June 1. District stakeholders can submit feedback about the spending plan via the district’s Let’s Talk communication platform. Feedback from stakeholders will be accepted for consideration through June 9.