Last week, Dr. Eric Jay Rosser, superintendent of schools, and Mr. Gregory Mott, assistant superintendent of elementary education, previewed a draft of Poughkeepsie City School District’s Academic Recovery Program (ARP). The five-pronged approach addresses PCSD student learning loss that may have resulted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ARP is designed to provide personalized and collaborative academic and social emotional support to PCSD K-12 students. The goal is to provide students with focused instruction, enrichment, and social emotional supports over a two-year period that the approximate $14.6 million federal stimulus appropriation is provided to PCSD. The ARP will provide multiple opportunities for students to access programming and supports through the following programmatic structures:
“What is presented is a framework for a comprehensive program that will accelerate student learning. Details are currently being worked out, and when finalized, will provide access and opportunity for PCSD to deepen its impact on the success of all PCSD students, K-12.” Dr. Rosser shared.
Over the two-year period, approximately $8 million will be directly invested in amplifying student learning and supports making perfect use of the federal stimulus funding given to PCSD for this purpose.
Over the next several weeks, district administration will be finalizing the program’s design and issuing requests for proposals for community-based organizations, colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations to partner with PCSD in delivering programming and services to PCSD students. PCSD is anticipating students participating in ARP programming July 2021. More details to follow……