Marguerite Roza and Chad Aldeman
Published August 2021 by School Administrator Magazine
Who decides how to spend the money generated by the American Rescue Plan? Districts do, and it’s a huge responsibility.
The federal funding is highly flexible, which is both a blessing and a challenge as intense planning is involved in making decisions about how to use flexible funds. Those who spend the time to compute costs, identify desired outcomes, involve their communities and be nimble along the way will have the most to show for it.
Here, Roza and Aldeman offer five key questions to help district leaders ensure they make the most of their federal dollars.