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District Spending Plan Overview

Strategies for Prevention and Mitigation of COVID

The extent to which and how the funds will be used to implement prevention and mitigation strategies that are, to the greatest extent practicable, consistent with the most recent CDC, IDPH and ISBE guidance on reopening schools, in order to continuously and safely open and operate schools for in person learning.

COVID-19 and its variants have brought many challenges to East Alton Wood River High School Community District #14, but we are proud to have implemented safety measures that allowed us to keep our schools open during the 2020-2021 school year with only occasional school closures for deep cleaning and staff adjustments for the continuity of all school services.  During the pandemic, our teachers and students were met with many hurdles, including no home internet connectivity, phones disconnected or numbers changed, no one answering or returning calls, class work not being completed, and many other instructional and communication issues.  Our district provided grab-and-go-meals throughout each school closure since hunger is a very real problem for our students.  Many parents work in the service industry, so numerous have been laid off or lost their jobs completely.  The economy in our district continues to struggle greatly, even with the phased complete reopening.  

In consultation with stakeholders, the following strategies/items have been identified as needs for East Alton Wood River High School Community District #14 to continue to effectively serve our students, even though the pandemic is surging during the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. 

 Addressing Learning Loss

Required minimum of 20% of the ESSER III Allocation to address the impact of lost instructional time = $304,335.00.

Planned projects using ESSER III funds to address learning loss due to COVID = 29% of the ESSER III Allocation or $508,862.00.