Beyond COVID Recovery


A screenshot from our Beyond COVID visioning event

Vermont school districts are receiving a combined $285 Million as part of the American Rescue Plan to be spent over three years. The question remains as to whether schools will use this money to push for transformation or to return to the status quo.

We created a Beyond COVID Recovery Organizing Toolkit that includes funding recommendations that push for education justice and offers strategies to organize in your local community to impact your school district’s spending plan. We’ve also included a timeline as well as some additional resources links. This toolkit was developed through collective wisdom from our first event in this series with work, love, and input from the Coalition Education Organizing Committee and Coalition Core Members.

How School Districts/Supervisory Unions are Gathering Input and Spending Funds

You can look up your districts plan here in this tracker put together by our friends at the VT NEA. Look closely at how the ESSER III funds are spent because that’s where we can have the most impact right now.

Additional Resources!