Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds are being provided to schools across the country to help schools respond to COVID-19 impacts.  We will continue to provide information related to the impact of this funding on Penn Cambria School District.

ESSER I  – Announced May 2020
ESSER II – Announced January 2021
ARP ESSER  – Announced March 2021
ARP ESSER SET-ASIDE FUNDING – Announced Fall 2021

ESSER Presentation – February 2022 Board Meeting

Please see below for information related to planned uses of this funding through school year 2023-2024.

ESSER 1 – FUNDING USES 
Cleaning and Sanitizing
* Cleaning/sanitizing supplies and air purifiers
Personal Protective Equipment
* Masks, shields, hand sanitizer and items to limit sharing in classrooms
Technology
* Additional laptops, Canvas LMS, and software to support remote learning
Supporting Struggling Students
* Transportation for Wednesday tutoring sessions during hybrid learning, after-school tutoring program including transportation
Additional Services
* Transportation for meal distributions during virtual learning
* Required non-public services

ESSER II FUNDING USES THROUGH 2023

PC Cyber Academy
* Cyber curriculum, workbooks, instructional services, printers, mentors for students and families
Maintain Staffing
* Maintain 5th grade class sizes
Cleaning and PPE
* Cleaning and sanitizing supplies and PPE such as masks, shields, gloves, and items to limit sharing or promote social distance
Windows and Screens
* Window and screen replacements across district
HVAC
* HVAC repairs and maintenance across district
* High School HVAC project

ARP ESSER FUNDING USES THROUGH 2024

After School Interventions & Summer School 
* Afterschool intervention and tutoring programs through 2023-2024
* Summer school programs through 2023-2024
* Middle School summer reading program through 2023-2024
School Day Interventions

* K-2 paraeducators providing interventions
*  PCP and MS interventions (split time)
* Evidence based intervention materials
Professional Development
* Book study- accelerated learning
Transportation
* Routing software and bus cameras
HVAC
* Additional funding for High School HVAC project
* Districtwide repairs and maintenance
Windows/Doors
* High school window and door replacement
Staff
* Substitute coverage for COVID-related absences
* Class coverage due to substitute shortages
* High School math teacher and two middle school teacher positions
* New Middle School Assistant Principal
Technology
* Filtering software
* Canvas Learning Management System
Curriculum
* New Science textbook series for grades 3-8
Quarantine Support
* Extra duty for staff members coordinating and supporting students absent due to quarantine or isolation
Social, Emotional, Mental Health Supports
* Mental Health counseling services
* Social worker funding
* Professional development
Health Supports
* Extra duty for nursing staff
* PPE and cleaning supplies
* CPR/First Aid
*Biohazard waste disposal
* Nurse/HRA partial salary and benefits
PC Cyber Academy
* Curriculum, instructional services, supplies, and PC mentors through 2023-2024

ARP ESSER SET-ASIDE FUNDING USES
* Evidence-based elementary supplemental reading program (Lexia Core5), Youth Mental Health First Aid training for staff, School Social Worker, elementary after-school math intervention program, middle school after-school program including math intervention, high school after-school program, summer school programming