• The 2021-22 enacted state budget includes language requiring local education agencies, that receive funding from the Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP-ESSER), to post on its website a plan by school year of how these funds will be spent. New York State is allocated nearly $9 billion in ARP-ESSER funds, with a minimum of $8.09 billion (90 percent) going to local education agencies, including public schools.

     For the West Seneca Central School District, the ARP Act total funding breaks out as follows:



    2021 - 2024




    • Includes 20% Required Learning Loss


    1% State Reserve - Summer



    1% State Reserve After School



    5% State Learning Loss Reserve




  • Allowable Areas of Expense:

     20% Learning Loss Allowable Expenses:

    1- Evidence-based summer, after school, and other extended learning and enrichment


    All Other Allowable Areas of Expense:

    2- safely returning students to in-person instruction;

    3- maximizing in-person instruction time;

    4- operating schools and meeting the needs of students;

    5- purchasing educational technology;

    6- addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, including the impacts of

    interrupted instruction and learning loss and the impacts on low income

    students, children with disabilities, English language learners, and students

    experiencing homelessness;

    7- implementing evidence-based strategies to meet students' social, emotional,

    mental health, and academic needs;

    8- supporting early childhood education.