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TESD Develops Health & Safety Plan and Meets Requirements for ESSER Grant

The T/E School District has been awarded a grant through the federal American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP/ESSER) Fund. This grant of $1.5 million, spread out over the 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years, will support the District as it responds to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on instruction. As part of the grant approval process, the District is required to develop and submit a Health & Safety Plan to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) by July 30, 2021. This Health & Safety Plan will also be on the agenda of the August 23, 2021 Regular School Board Meeting. The District may alter the Health & Safety Plan as needed throughout the school year based on guidance from health authorities and local pandemic conditions.

The Health & Safety Plan submitted to PDE on July 30, 2021 is a framework for the District’s COVID-19 response and fulfills a requirement for the ARP/ESSER grant. The current plan does not include details on any COVID-19 mitigation efforts that may be in place this fall. TESD is continuing to review available guidance from national, state and local health authorities and we will provide additional details on COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-2022 school year in mid-August.

The T/E School District looks forward to welcoming students back to school for full time, in-person instruction on August 30, 2021. If you have feedback related to COVID-19 mitigation strategies in our schools for the 2021-2022 school year, please email us at TECovidFeedback@tesd.net.