From Superintendent Jordan:
At approximately 9:45 AM this morning local authorities informed us that a bomb threat had been received specifically naming the Ridge View Community School. All students and staff were safely evacuated to Dexter Regional High School where parents were reunified with their children. A State Police canine bomb-sniffing unit performed an extensive search of the school and found nothing suspicious. The school will be in session tomorrow with an added Police presence. Thank you to all of the staff, students, and the Dexter Police Department for handling a very stressful situation in a calm professional manner.
The MSAD #46 team that has been working on completing the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Grant Application is pleased to announce that the application has been submitted. The team used community and stakeholder feedback as a core driver of the application plan. We have not heard whether or not our application has been approved or not. Once we know that information we will post it and share out.
The ARP Grant required that a minimum of 20% of the funding be specifically and intentionally spent on projects that address learning recovery, learning acceleration, and lost instructional time. The MSAD #46 ARP grant application has reserved 36% of the funds to be directly and intentionally focused on addressing these core needs.
The largest amount of money that was reserved in the application was aimed at providing on-campus and in-person classrooms and spaces for our TCTC Emergency Services programs (CNA, Fire, Criminal Justice, etc). The application has reserved nearly half of the entire application fund to help with the cost of that building construction. If you remove that project from the overall total, the percentage of MSAD #46 ARP grant application that is directly and intentionally focused on learning recovery, acceleration, and lost instructional time jumps up to 67%.
Other projects that are included in the application and are also consistent with the ARP requirements are:
To read the full application, to learn more about the ARP process, and to read the other federal COVID grant applications, go to our COVID Relief Funds website.