Robbinsdale Area Schools

American Rescue Plan (ARP)

Middle school students try out manufacturing equipment at Hennepin Technical College

Over the next three years, Robbinsdale Area Schools is eligible to receive $19.4 million in additional funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the third round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III).

These funds are meant to help us respond to the COVID pandemic -- to keep our students, staff and schools healthy, and to address the pandemic's effects on student learning.

After reviewing information from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and getting  input from district leaders, we have narrowed the list of ways to use the ESSER III funding.

We are currently in the process of gathering feedback from secondary students, families and staff to help us set priorities to address the effects of the pandemic on learning. Secondary students and families will receive a survey about spending priorities the first week of school.

Glossary of Terms for ARP Spending Priorities