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How would YOU spend ESSR funds?


Below are some ideas. If you agree with any, please reinforce by submitting, or add your own by Monday, June 21.

Mary's MPS Survey - Students

MN Survey - General Public 

  • Expand summer school to include general and advanced courses for any student to take, in order to get ahead, and or/lessen their regular school year load.
  • Expand mental health services.
  • Rebuild communities and lost social connections with classroom camp experiences.
  • Expand full service community schools that provide wraparound services to students and their families (dental care, mental health supports, etc.)
  • Expand access to tutoring
  • Implement a multi-tiered teaching framework to provide high-quality instruction that is responsive to the needs of all learners
  • Increase student support personnel (counselors, social workers, school psychologists, school nurses, and chemical dependency staff)
  • Expand or add life skills programing for students receiving special education services
  • Expand access to early learning programs
  • Teacher recruitment and retention, including teachers of color and Indigenous teachers
  • Expand language access for families who do not speak English as a first language (translation services, cultural liaisons, and culturally-specific public engagement)
  • Expand rigorous coursework, such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate Career Program (IBCP), Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Concurrent Enrollment courses to foster opportunities for underserved and under-represented students both demographically and geographically
  • Develop, implement, and maintain an Ethnic and Indigenous Education studies curriculum processes
  • Increase staff hiring to reduce class sizes
  • Field trips and hands-on learning experiences
  • Expanding after school activities and summer learning opportunities