Provide your input on federal COVID-19 funding

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The survey previously linked here closed at 5 p.m. on June 7.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond!

The City School District of Albany is scheduled to receive approximately $32.8 million in one-time federal COVID-19 relief funds through the American Rescue Plan. These funds will be available to the school district for three years, through September 2024.

ARP investments require a community engagement process. The district is committed to providing everyone in our community an opportunity to provide input on how to best use these one-time funds to support students during the pandemic, and to address impacts that the pandemic has had on students, faculty and staff. 

The district also continues to advocate, along with our colleagues region-wide, for guidance from the state that will allow all schools to maximize in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year. Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams recently joined her peers from 91 area school districts in a letter to state leaders advocating for guidance that will allow all students to return in-person. 

“We can confidently say from the experience of this year that there is no substitute for students being in school with their teachers,” the letter stated.

The superintendents’ letter also addressed key areas relating to student cohorts, social distancing and instructional delivery models due to the challenges faced during the pandemic.

ARP community forums

The district also is planning three virtual community forums to provide more information about potential uses of ARP funds, and to gather additional feedback. You can follow the calendar links below to watch the forums on our district's YouTube channel:

You can provide feedback in advance of the forums or live by using our Feedback form. 

For more information, you can download or view the District Update presentation from the May 20 Board of Education meeting: