New York State Education Department is in the process of drafting this plan and is seeking public input from all stakeholders around our state's key priorities for this work through a ThoughtExchange platform. This public engagement tool is now open. Responses received by May 24, 2021 will be reflected in NYSED's final ARP ESSER plan. We encourage you and your community to share your thoughts on preparing for next school year through ThoughtExchange at

More information can be found in the attached Press Release, one-pager, and the NYSED ARP ESSER website.