Learning Recovery Plan

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the education of children across the United States. The pandemic caused a major disruption to the learning of all students, exposed myriad systemic challenges and inequities in the operation of public schools during a public health crisis, and required a fundamental redesign of the learning environment.

As we look ahead to the 2021-2022 school year, CCSD21 is planning for full in-person learning for all students and a return to as normal of a daily learning environment as possible. The 2021-2022 school year will be a transition from management of the pandemic to learning recovery through intensive focus on identifying and addressing learning loss, providing social-emotional support to students and families, implementing significant changes and improvements to district curriculum and programming, and implementing effective learning interventions to support accelerated skill mastery, growth, and academic achievement.

The District 21 Learning Recovery Plan outlines year one of a three-year plan and should be viewed as an evolving document that will change and grow as the needs of CCSD21 students dictate. Plan details include an expenditure schedule for federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds; District 21’s allocation of ARP funds stands at $9.079 million and must be expended by September 30, 2024. The district is committed to using all available resources to equitably and sustainably support the needs of all students and to work tirelessly to support the resilience and advancement of all as we empower every student, every day.


CCSD21 Learning Recovery Plan

On Thursday, April 29, 2021, CCSD21 Superintendent Dr. Michael Connolly presented the CCSD21 Learning Recovery Plan to the Board of Education:


CCSD21 Learning Recovery Plan Comment Form

Community members are invited to submit comments about the Recovery Plan and proposed use of American Rescue Plan funds: