FY23 Press Release.docx

" The public comment period for use of title One federal funds will be from Monday, August 1-Friday, August 5. If you have any questions of comments, please email Mitchell Look, ESEA Coordinator for AOS 96."


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About Us and Our School and Web Site.....

Welcome to the Whiting Village School website. This site is just one more way we hope to keep in touch with parents, former students, and community members. Whiting Village School is a very small school in rural coastal Washington County, Maine that uses a multi-age model allowing younger and older students to learn together.

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ARP ESSER Use of Funds



Plan for use of the funds and Covid Relief grants to the Whiting Village School

The plan for use of the funds and grants provided to the Whiting Village School from the federal CARES/CRF1 &2/ESSER 1 &2 Acts fall into one of four main categories: Safety, Connectivity, Accessibility, and Bridging the Gap.

Safety: This main portion of funding is used to provide necessary PPE and supplies to maintain as healthy of an environment as possible. It also provides for improvements in the physical plant to for improved air flow and filtration throughout the school during the entire school year as keeping windows open in the winter is not practical. Equipment to allow for more spacing of students during school, both in and out side is included. Facilities to be able to wash and dry clothing items and classroom cloth items was installed. The increased need for school provided meals during remote learning times requires more refrigeration and food transport capabilities.

Connectivity: This section of funding is used to provide a reliable and sufficiently sized network, curriculum materials that can function on-line as well as in person, and devices to allow for both remote and in-person learning.

Accessibility: The ability to safely, quickly, and efficiently move students and families onto the school grounds and into the school house were the main components of this section. Allowing for one-direction traffic flow during student delivery and pick-up, entry ramp improvements for people of limited mobility are the main projects.

Bridging the gap: We are planning to use some funding to provide staff who are proficient in closing the gap that some students experienced during the pandemic.


Anyone with comments or questions about this plan is encouraged to email the principal at wvprincipal@whitingvillage.org, call 207-733-4617, or mail to Whiting Village School – PO Box 2 – Whiting, ME 04691.



Whiting School Department is requesting input from the public on the following plan for using the most recent grant funds available from the federal government to address the impact of covid-19 on children's health, safety and education (ARP ESSER III):


Whiting Village School is applying for $95,276.68 of these funds. We will use $64,231.68 to provide staffing for making up gaps in student learning due to the pandemic. The remaining $31,045.00 will be used to improve the access to and from the building for students and supplies by extending and paving the parking area and driveway.


If you wish to comment on this plan, please feel free to contact Scott Johnson at 207-733-4617 or wvprincipal@whitingvillage.org with your input. We greatly appreciate your response to this plan.


Whiting Village School, Whiting, ME

Please feel free to stop by the school and visit us. We are always pleased to hear from parents, former students, and the community.

.Whiting Village School was established in 1825 with the main part of the current building constructed about ten years later. Additions and amenities were added through the years creating an eclectic style of hardwood floors and high-speed internet.

AOS 96

MACHIAS BAY AREA SCHOOL SYSTEM

291 Court Street * Machias * ME * 04654 * 207-255-6585

Scott K. Porter, Superintendent of Schools

Mary Maker, Director of Special Services Mitchell Look, ESEA Coordinator/Curriculum Coordinator

*Cutler * East Machias * Jonesboro * Machias * Machiasport * Marshfield * Northfield * Roque Bluffs * Wesley * Whiting * Whitneyville


Below are the Title IA, IIA, IVA, and VA application projects that will comprise the final application posted to the Whiting Village Elementary School web site by August 5th for a one-week period for comment. If you have any questions or comments, please email Mitchell Look at mlook@aos96.org


Whiting Village Elementary School received a total of $44,821.97 of federal money in the following categories:

Title I= $18,024.97

Title II= $3,215.21

Title IV= $10,000

Title V= $13,581.79


Use of Federal Funds

Title I

TIA funds will be used to provide supplemental instruction in the areas of math and literacy for identified students. This supplemental instruction will be supported by the title educational technicians who will identify the needs of the title students through classroom assessment and state assessments as well as classroom teacher recommendation. Classroom assessments as well as other assessments such as NWEA will be used for the 2022-23 school year to identify areas of academic needs. Use of technology and effective on line math and reading programs may be used as tools to differentiate instruction and help fill in the academic gaps. The ESEA Coordinator and the homeless project will come out of Title I as well.

It is hoped that the positive use of Title funds will allow most students to get their intervention at the the Tier 1 level. With the continued impact of Covid 19, it is going to be critical for students to get the most time possible for dealing with their individual learning gaps. All staff in AOS 96 which includes Whiting Village Elementary School, will continue work on essential standards identification, performance scales and common assessments With the adoption of Essential Standards in Math and ELA, The Whiting Village Elementary school teachers and administrations hopes to focus in on the essential needs of the individual Title Students.



Title II

It is hoped that the positive use of Title funds will allow most students to get their intervention at the the Tier 1 level. With the continued impact of Covid 19, it is going to be critical for students to get the most time possible for dealing with their individual learning gaps. All staff in AOS 96 which includes Whiting Village Elementary School, will continue work on essential standards identification, performance scales and common assessments With the adoption of Essential Standards in Math and ELA, The Whiting Village Elementary school teachers and administrations hopes to focus in on the essential needs of the individual Title Students.



Title IV

money will be used to pay the ESEA Coordinator as well as to alt use to title I for Art/PE teacher-wellness teacher



Homeless project This project is to help increase the attendance rates and participation of any students who are homeless. We hope to use these funds to the programming for this group of students.


ESEA Program Coordinator project The Coordinator will monitor the identification/notification process, long and short term student performance trends, and file all necessary reports in a timely manner. The ESEA Coordinator will also participate in school-wide professional development opportunities. The ESEA Coordinator will also meet with all AOS 96 staff quarterly to discuss any issues as well as to get information regarding the projects. The ESEA Coordinator will focus on the school and AOS goal of educating staff on the results of any formative and narrative assessments including the State Assessment. The ESSA Coordinator will spend time working with the intervention team on assessing individual student results and digging deeper into what the data says, which will help in their programming. Because of the expected gaps in student learning, The ESSA Coordinator and principal will meet to look at formative assessments that will be given at the beginning of the school year and determine a plan of action.


Supplemental Instruction for Math and Literacy The purpose of this project is to provide supplemental programs to support students in achieving proficiency in the district's curriculum and Maine's Common Core State Standards. This project will fund supplemental support for students in Grades k-8 including those that may be identified as disadvantaged.

Title I Interventions: The Whiting School Department's multi-tiered system and targeted instruction will be provided for students that need more time on the essential targets that have been determined through our math and literacy progressions. Targeted instruction will also be provided to support any gaps from missed instruction. Supplemental instructional strategies provided by all staff will complement those in the classroom so students are receiving a coordinated program of support in math and literacy. Flexible grouping and regrouping will support students that need additional support as well as students that are able to move through the progressions more quickly. Students will be identified for groups based on formal and informal common assessments that were developed with the progressions. Support staff will provide instruction with pull-out groups and push-in groupings. Supplies needed will support hands on learning as well as a differentiated approach to meet students needs.

Public Feedback for ESEA

The Whiting School Department accepts funding through the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) of 1965. As part of ESEA, The Whiting School Department is required to provide reasonable opportunity for public comment on the consolidated application and consider such comment prior to the submission of the application. The Whiting School Department is accepting public comment on the 2022-2023 ESEA application through August 5th.


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Title I project feedback





Title II project feedback





Title IV project feedback





Title V project feedback





Please check out the various links to some of our forms, calendars, and other bits of information.

As always, please contact the school with any questions.

Scott A. Johnson

Teaching Principal

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