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Cabell Seeking Public Input on Federal Rescue and Relief Funding Plan

Cabell County Schools is seeking public input on the district’s 2021-2022 ARP-ESSERF Plan.

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF) are two sources of federal funding created by Congress and signed into law by the President to assist students and their schools in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each state department of education is responsible for distributing these funds to local school districts, and ensuring districts expend those funds appropriately.

Cabell County’s ARP-ESSERF plan was presented to the West Virginia Department of Education Wednesday, July 20, 2021 for additional input. Now, the plan is being posted on the district’s webste, www.cabellschools.com, for a period of two weeks to gather input from the public. You may access the plan directly at the fiollowing link: ARP-ESSERF 

A link to a fillable, online “2021-2022 ARP-ESSERF Public Input Form” can also be found in the same section as Cabell County’s plan. The form will be available to the public through August 3, 2021.

Cabell County’s plan was developed with extensive input from multiple internal and external stakeholders including school administrators, school staff, the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, Local School Improvement Councils, Local School Improvement Council Chairs, as well as the Superintendent and the district Senior Leadership Team. Data from multiple sources was also utilized in the planning process including needs identified as part of individual State of the Schools profiles and a Cabell County ARP-ESSERF Survey, which was publicized on all district and school websites and district social media platforms and received 615 total responses.

Once the public input period has closed, the Cabell County Schools 2021-2022 ARP-ESSERF Plan will be revised as needed and then submitted to the West Virginia Department of Education for final approval.