American Rescue Plan and Instructional Continuity Plan/Safe Return to School
Broward County Public Schools American Rescue Plan
The American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER) supports efforts to get students back in the classroom safely for in-person learning, to safely keep schools open once students are back, and to address the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of all students. This funding is being used to help schools safely operate, implement high-quality summer learning and enrichment programs, hire nurses and counselors, support the vaccination of students and staff, and invest in other measures to take care of students.
Please see Broward County Public School's American Rescue Plan presentation and executive summary below. We welcome all BCPS parents, teachers, staff and community members to provide input via the survey link.
Instructional Continuity Plan/Safe Return to School
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is committed to ensuring continuity of the instructional and learning support services provided to communities when standard operating procedures are disrupted due to emergency situations. To mitigate the educational impacts during an emergency or pandemic, the FDOE developed an Instructional Continuity Framework that consists of ten components, each of which has a series of development activities. These components have served as guidance resources for Broward County Public Schools to develop and refine our own ICP.
Each district was required to develop and make publically available, its plan for the safe return of in-person learning in the Fall of 2020 and an instructional continuity plan that continues to be enhanced. The development of these plans was before the enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act and the Interim Final Rule. Each LEA must update its reopening plan/or instructional continuity plan to meet the requirements of the Interim Final Rule. The Interim Final Rule indicates, "[i]n determining whether revisions are necessary, and in making any revisions, the LEA must seek public input and take such input into account."