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Forum focuses on American Rescue Plan funding

District parents and guardians participated in a June 15 evening forum at Fort Plain High School and also offered their input online regarding how federal stimulus money provided by the American Rescue Plan will be budgeted over the next four fiscal years.

Fort Plain Superintendent John Bishop presented information about the plan at the forum, and how funds may be used for Fort Plain Schools in the future.

The superintendent thanks all who participated and appreciates the input received from the school community.

The American Rescue Plan, through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), provides funds to public schools to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon in-person instruction and learning; students’ social, emotional and mental health needs; school safety; educational technology, academics and enrichment; and early childhood education. School districts across the state are developing plans on how to use these funds to best serve their students.