As a requirement of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), each state education agency must provide descriptions and other information to address how the state intends to use its ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund allocation. This plan, crafted in consideration of feedback received via various stakeholder groups, is intended to meet the plan requirements set forth by the United States Department of Education. Mississippi, like many other states, requested an extension on the submission of this plan.
Among other related activities, Mississippi intends to focus on (1) access to focused grade-level instruction and supports (including accommodations, modifications, tutorial services, and enrichment) to accelerate learning through the summer and in future academic years; and (2) a stable, safe, encouraging, empathetic learning environment where students can openly share their unique experiences from the last year and can receive appropriate supports from counselors, teachers, and – if necessary – mental health professionals.
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