American Rescue Plan Act

The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) will receive over $1 billion in one-time federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to help support the growing needs of our students and schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invited our community to participate in our SY2021-2022 Budget Engagement Survey to help inform the School District of Philadelphia’s plan to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic a stronger and more equitable school district. By completing the survey, participants provided valuable input on the most important types of investments we should consider making in three critical areas:

  • attending to the social, emotional and mental health needs of our students and staff,
  • supporting student learning recovery and learning acceleration, and
  • providing safe and healthy schools that support high-quality teaching and learning, and equitable outcomes for all students.

We will be sharing the results of the survey shortly.

This survey, which will help inform budget priorities for the 2021-2022 school year, is just one of a number of ways we will be engaging members of our School District community in the conversation about how we invest the federal relief dollars over the next three years to move forward and emerge stronger. As part of this additional effort, we invite you to participate in the focus groups listed below.

We will share more details about upcoming engagement opportunities as soon as they are available.

Want to be even more involved?

We value what our parents and families have to say! We’re providing a series of focus groups in multiple languages so participants can have direct, verbal input, in a small group setting.
Participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and also hear other people’s point of view about how the $1.2 Billion should be allocated to support our students’ needs.
Pre-registration is required to participate, and space is limited –
so register now!





¿Quiere participar aún más?

¡Valoramos las opiniones de nuestros padres y familias! Estamos ofreciendo una serie de grupos de enfoque en varios idiomas para que los padres participantes puedan expresar sus opiniones verbalmente y de manera directa, en un grupo pequeño. Los padres participantes tendrán la oportunidad de compartir sus ideas y también de escuchar el punto de vista de los demás sobre cómo se deben asignar los $1,2 mil millones para apoyar las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes. Se requiere inscripción previa para participar, y el espacio es limitado – ¡inscríbase ahora!