Funding at all levels, from federal to state to district, keeps administrators of all schools scrambling. Tracking constant changes and reallocating funding goals is a daunting task, which is why we’ve outlined some key ways to provide funding for tutoring.
First, you might be asking why tutoring? Well, the answer is multifaceted, but it mainly comes down to how COVID-19 has altered education delivery. When schools closed, districts had to invest in providing remote-access to learning tools and personalized learning methods to help students keep up. The aftermath means fund allocation priorities are changing, too. So where are these funds coming from and how can you access them?
COVID Relief Funding
According to the Michigan Education Association, “more than 200 schools throughout the state… [intend] to use federal COVID relief funding on tutoring”. The Anchor Bay Public School district used relief funding to provide literacy tutors for their students to keep up with their peers. Foundational topics, such as literacy skills, need to be fully understood in order to build upon.
Students faced the challenge of transitioning to remote learning from the traditional in-person instruction they were used to. Unsurprisingly, this wasn’t a seamless transition for many K-12 students. Now that schools are back in session, online tutoring has been able to gracefully aid students’ transition to the classroom.
What type of COVID relief funding does your district have? How are you allocating your resources? We recommend looking into tutoring assistance for your district with this funding to proactively address pandemic-induced learning loss.
The American Rescue Plan Act
We’ve seen higher rates of truancy and absenteeism since the pandemic, which isn’t surprising. Unique family circumstances that arose with the pandemic have also contributed to K-12 students’ academic career. The American Rescue Plan was created to provide funding for resources such as high-impact tutoring for districts nationwide that are faced with the challenge of reengaging students.
The ARPA “provides massive and unprecedented funding for K-12 education, including $123 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund III (ESSERF III).” Although not explicitly outlined, online tutoring intervention fits stipulations of the act for how to best re-engage students affected most by the pandemic.
Tutoring is the most accommodating solution for students of any socioeconomic background by being able to provide the help of data and technology. Justifying allocating funds to tutoring for your district can look like a number of reasons, such as the immense help online tutoring can provide our educators. Rather than investing in additional training for administering online personalized courses, which adds time and stress to teachers’ already hectic lesson planning, districts can source ready-to-implement quality tutor partners like Intervene K-12.
Who is Intervene K-12?
Here at Intervene K-12, we partner with districts to provide a comprehensive data-driven intervention program with high-dosage online tutoring. In short, we have analyze data and provide the school district with experienced tutors to help boost your student’s growth.
Learn more about Intervene K-12 and the solutions we offer here.