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Students with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic compared to their peers without disabilities. The American Rescue Plan: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER) is providing Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) a chance to help those students.
Following last week’s ruling from the Franklin Circuit Court that found portions of House Bill 563 unconstitutional, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education convened district leaders on Oct. 12 for its monthly superintendent’s webcast to answer questions surrounding the legislation.
The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has approved the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (APR ESSER) plan.
Kentucky’s superintendents and district finance officers received more information on requirements their districts must meet to receive the latest funding from the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER) during a Finance Officer Webcast on July 15.
Federal COVID-19 relief funds are bringing more than $3 billion to Kentucky’s educational system, and can be used flexibly to offset learning loss, improve technology and cover pandemic-related expenses.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) should soon receive the final third of nearly $2 billion allocated to the state under the most recent round of American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding, superintendents were told during the June 8 Special Superintendents’ Webcast.
So far Kentucky has received two-thirds of the $2 billion it was allocated under the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding, or ARP ESSER.