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Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan

CSDE ARP ESSER INTRODUCTION

Since the start of the pandemic, West Hartford Public Schools has done our best to partner with our parents and our community to get through this extraordinarily difficult time. As an educational institution, we believe that the education of our youth is the legacy that we give back to our future community. This is an outline of our 2021-2022 plans, with specifics, but it is important to remember that things not only might change, they will. And we must be nimble and prepared to be flexible in both our assumptions and our decisions, with the combined goals of keeping our children and community healthy while providing the education West Hartford is known for, and why you chose to live here, as our focus. 

The federal government requires that each Local Education Agency (LEA) create a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (the Plan). This plan must be publicly available online by June 23, 2021 and submitted to the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) as a part of the ARP ESSER application due mid-August 2021. There are five areas that LEAs must address when developing the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan: 

I. Health and Safety Strategies 

II. Continuity of Services 

III. Public Comment 

IV. Periodic Review Process 

V. Understandable and Uniform Format