ARPA Proposals Community Feedback
Posted on 06/23/2021

June 23, 2021

Dear Community Members and Families:

The Federal Government has put aside American Rescue Plan Act Funds  for school districts to provide support for students by  addressing the risk of  learning loss due to COVID -19.

Funds may be used to for the following :

  • Summer programming
  • Supplemental after school programming
  • Technology purchases
  • Discretionary funding to address individual needs of each building
  • Other activities for continuity of services
  • Resources for in- person learning
  • Hiring/layoff prevention as well as needed PPE and or staffing as a result of the pandemic

Every teacher was provided with an opportunity to apply for funding to support student learning and learning loss.  A district-wide committee screened all proposals to ensure that they met the criteria to help support learning, address student social emotional well- being, provide the needed technologies and to ensure students have a smooth transition back to school.

These projects are being made available for community input.  Please let us know your thoughts. 

The projects below reflect a focus being on classroom intervention, afterschool programming, clubs and enrichment to assist students and ensure success for all.

Thank you for your time and input.


Dr. Kathleen M. Davis

Interim Superintendent

We are using ThoughtExchange to hear everyone’s voice and understand what is most important to you by asking the question, Do you believe the list of projects being made available with APRA funding best supports the needs of our students? Please let us know your thoughts."

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Project Title

25 Graphing Calculators - TI 84 Plus 84 CE

After School Math Lab for Algebra 1 Students

AIS Math Instructor

Alt Ed

ARPA Grant Coordinators

Author Visit


Connected Community Schools to provide supports for students, families and the school

Creative Camp

Elementary Interventionists

Enhance Band Programs

Enhance Choral Programs

Enhance Elementary Music Program with Orff Instruments

eSports After School Program

Fostering Student Connection and Collaboration in 21st Century Classroom

Hands on Materials for Learning

Intramurals K-12

IXL software for learning support

K-12 Curriculum Task Force

Kelberman Center

Library Department Coordinator

LMS Position


Master Artist Workshop:Tony Thompson

Math and Movement Program

Oneida High School Gardens for science/ art program integration

Orton Gillingham Training

OSMS School Mural

Reading Recharge 2021

Reserve for Unforeseen Costs/Expenditures

Robin Ramos Pattern Boxes

School Resource Officer MS

Sensory Space

Smartboard Replacements

Student/Parent Engagement support

Summer Band Program

Summer Choral Enrichment

Summer Drama and Leadership Enrichment Program

Summer Instrument Lesson Program

Summer School

The Rev Theatre Company (Merry-go-round)

Unified Bowling: A partnership between Special Olympics and NYSPHSAA

VEX Upgrade

Wellness Center equipment and programming

Elementary Workshop Support

ARPA Proposal List.pdf
ARPA Memo and List.pdf