• American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Public Feedback

  • The funding included in the ARP Act requires community input on how these dollars are spent. Written comments and feedback can be submitted by any stakeholder (Parents, Students, Community, or Staff) at any time via the ARP Public Feedback Form. The public is invited to use our guiding questions when framing their suggestions for funding use.

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Stakeholder Forums

  • In order to hear from our community on what the District should prioritize for funding with ARP, held a series of forums for stakeholders to offer verbal feedback and suggestions:

    Parent and Community Forum
    Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 5:30 p.m. | Video
    Thursday, June 10, 2021, 5:30 p.m. | Video

    Student Forum
    Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 3:30 p.m. | Register now
    (rcsd121.org email required to pre-register)

    RCSD Employee Forums
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

    Principal Forums
    Friday, May 28, 2021, Network Principal Meetings


ARP Funding Priorities for the RCSD

  • Districts are required to seek community input on how these funds will be spent to support students. The Rochester City School District is prioritizing use of ARP funds to support the District's strategic priorities and Independent Monitor recommendations in 5 key areas:

    Culturally Responsive and InformedCulturally Responsive and Informed
    The RCSD is an actively anti-racist organization focused on providing students with affirming learning experiences where diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the center of decision-making.

    High-Quality Learning ExperiencesHigh-Quality Learning Experiences
    Every student has access to and engages with grade-level content and high-quality instructional materials daily.

    Diverse ProgrammingDiverse Programming
    Each school offers dynamic, innovative, and engaging programs and pathways where all students can find their voice and cultivate their respective passion.

    Expanded LearningExpanded Learning
    The RCSD provides robust expanded learning opportunities for all students that challenge them to engage in real-world application of their learning.

    High-Quality StaffHigh-Quality Staff
    The RCSD ensures that staff members have the desire, belief, knowledge, and skills to provide high-quality learning experiences to students every day.