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In order to adapt and respond to extraordinary student needs and circumstances during the 2020-21 school year, we transitioned our long-standing Opportunity Fund into a new Student Academic Support Fund.
Our Critical Needs Fund dollars were being used to support large-scale district initiatives and we knew schools were still facing immediate student needs for academic support to supplement district plans.
This pilot program launched in the fall of 2020. Applications were reviewed on a case-by-case basis funding up to $10,000 per month.
These highly flexible Student Academic Support Funds were used as a final resort to access funding for the following categories:
Each funding request was reviewed by community volunteers and evaluated against set criteria and we were proud to help individual schools meet the needs of their individual students.