• American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

ARP Funding Priorities for the RCSD

  • An Unprecedented Opportunity 

    As part of the federal government’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, school districts across the country will receive additional funding to support student need in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Rochester City School District will receive an allocation of almost $197 million to invest in our students’ education over the next three years.  This is a once in a generation infusion of funds that gives us the opportunity to truly reimagine education in our district.  As part of a process of comprehensive planning and stakeholder engagement, the RCSD will use of ARP funds to support the District's strategic priorities and recommendations made by the Independent Monitor 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.


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