Signed into law in March 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act provided federal assistance to school districts for the purpose of supporting schools in their efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, recover from the challenges associated with the pandemic and to return safely to in-person instruction. The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund) has provided approximately $15.8 million to the Jessamine County School District to provide for the safe return to in-person teaching and learning.
Our district is dedicated to utilizing these funds where they will directly benefit and positively impact our students. The following plans detail the steps that Jessamine County Schools will take to safeguard the health and well-being of students, staff, and visitors, provide for the continuity of services throughout the district and allow for public review and comment on the district’s plan.
Jessamine County Schools will continuously review and update the 2021-22 JCS Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction throughout the school year as the risk of COVID-19 spread in our community changes. The 2021-22 JCS American Rescue Plan will also be updated as needed.
Please note: Jessamine County Schools will adjust protocols (including face covering requirements) as necessary to address changing conditions. During the 2021–2022 school year, protocols and requirements may change for a specific school building, program, classroom or setting based on number of positive cases, contact tracing, community test positivity rate, community conditions and risk of spread.
View the JCS Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services
View the JCS American Rescue Plan FY 2021-2022