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.

More than 12,000 people provided responses to the Budget Engagement Survey.  Thank you for your feedback!

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.

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