District unveils proposed plans for federal stimulus funding; community input is requested

Title slide about presentation

Like other school districts nationwide, Minisink Valley is receiving an infusion of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) stimulus funds.

Minisink Valley will receive $4,741,032 in ARPA funds; and $3,454,504 in CRRSA funds.

The district has decided to focus the use of the ARPA funds on academic needs; and the CRRSA fund will be used for physical plant upgrades.

“The ARPA funds will provide important programs and services to our students which will offer valuable additions to the outstanding academic services we already provide,” said Superintendent Brian Monahan. “As part of the ARPA stimulus funds requirements, we need to solicit feedback from our stakeholders. Your thoughts are critical to this process.”

An email address, federalrelief@minisink.com, has been set up to accept community feedback and comments.

“We encourage you to share your thoughts on the use of these funds,” Mr. Monahan said. “It’s important to take a few minutes to review our plan presentation so you are best acquainted with what we’re looking to do.”

The attached presentation provides details on the district’s initial plans:

Federal Relief for School Districts presentation

“We must stress that we’re awaiting additional guidance from federal officials,” said Mr. Monahan. “Please expect our plans to be further refined as we continue with this process. We have a team of dedicated and creative district professionals who are committed to using these funds where they will best benefit our students.  We assure you that we’ll keep you updated on any plan enhancements, which also includes additional details on our proposed plans for the use of the CRSSA funds.”