As next year’s deadline for American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds approaches, school districts must prepare for the impact. To that end, with roughly a year left before the September 2024 obligation deadline, The School Superintendents Association (AASA) launched its fourth American Rescue Plan (ARP) survey of school district leaders to ascertain what spending priorities and challenges they are anticipating as the fiscal timeline tightens. The survey reveals 53% of school district leaders anticipate the need to decrease specialist staffing, including behavioral health personnel and reading specialists, as well as cuts or decreases in summer learning programming tailored to meet exact student needs .

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