American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER)

Eligible school administrative units (SAUs), including RSU 12, have an opportunity to apply to Maine's Department of Education for American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds. The ARP ESSER application also requires attestation that meaningful consultation with the school community occurred, and that there was an opportunity for public comment.

. . . an LEA must engage in meaningful consultation with stakeholders and give the public an opportunity to provide input in the development of its plan. Specifically, an LEA must engage in meaningful consultation with students; families; school and district administrators (including special education administrators); and teachers, principals, school leaders, other educators, school staff, and their unions. Additionally, an LEA must engage in meaningful consultation with each of the following, to the extent present in or served by the LEA: Tribes; civil rights organizations (including disability rights organizations); and stakeholders representing the interests of children with disabilities, English learners, children experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, migratory students, children who are incarcerated, and other underserved students.

Department of Education  

   Rule 86 FR 2119, April 22, 2021

Seeking Your Input!

Complete this form to provide input in RSU 12's application