West Ada District shares how it plans to spend $50 million in federal covid funding

The West Ada School District has shared with CBS2 how it plans to spend more than $50 million in federal relief funds.

It plans to spend the dollars in a three-year timeline. All of the $50.5 million has been or is set to be allocated.

  • I-Ready Online Math Support and Assessment- K-8— $1.2 million
  • Learning Management System, piloted this year and adopted for next year— $1.4 million
  • Math and ELA Student Supports to Address Individual Learning Gaps— $1.3 million
  • Middle School and High School Math Coaches for next two years— $1.7 million
  • Virtual tutoring programming— $1.1 million
  • Data coaches to provide teachers with specific data for student achievement— $400,000
  • Training for school staff on engaging students and families on student behavioral health and academic needs– $1 million
  • Summer compensatory services for special populations—$600,000
  • Special education support— remediation— $1.75 million
  • Student behavioral health counseling services— $550,000
  • Community engagement initiatives— $200,000
  • Textbook adoption (CTE)— $1.9 million
  • Textbook adoption (ELA, Math)— $6.7 million
  • IT— Next Generation Filtering Technology (GoGuardian)— $2.4 million
  • Firewall— $1 million
  • K-5 Student 1:1 Devices— $2.3 million

West Ada officials say the remaining $24 million will be used to help fund items previously that were budgeted and committed to “offset shortfalls in state funding and projected declines in enrollment.”

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