Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic forced school districts across the country and world to abruptly change their traditional school learning models. APS worked quickly to transition all students to remote learning and to provide as much support and stability as possible for students, staff and families. Throughout the global health crisis, APS sought to listen, engage and learn from our stakeholders while also basing health and safety decisions on the latest science and guidance from our public health agencies. 

Below are some of our major lessons learned. While this is certainly not an exhaustive list, it is a starting point for many conversations that we need to continue to have about how to best serve the APS community in recovering from the pandemic. We are using our many engagement efforts to determine our lessons learned as well as how to strategically deploy dollars from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). As school districts receive ESSER funding, they are required to utilize robust community engagement in their plans for spending. These dollars will be critical to our recovery over the next three years. We hope to continue to learn from you and engage with you, our partners in ensuring that every APS student shapes a successful future.

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