The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides substantial federal resources to support states and local school districts. As a result, local school districts are required to develop a plan, which details the safe return to in-person instruction and the continuity of services. This plan has been developed with stakeholder feedback and will be monitored and revised based on ongoing review through September 30, 2023.
In a collaboration with Central Ohio school districts, we landed on a strategy, which we have branded as BRIDGE, that focuses on four points of progress:
1) social-emotional well-being 2) academic achievement 3) culture and climate 4) equity and accessibility
By prioritizing these four core points, we want to say in a public way that academic advancement post-pandemic requires a holistic response, with an equal commitment to capturing lost learning opportunities, while also recognizing mental health impacts. Over the next several years you’ll see Worthington work to respond with plans to help our students in each of these areas.