September 27, 2021 

Dear Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor CSD students, staff, parents and community members;

We are in the process of creating and submitting our grant for the American Recovery Plan (ARP also known as ESSER 3). I'm aware that there were conversations about this grant prior to my arrival and I wanted to provide one more opportunity for community feedback.

Please see the brief summary (link below) of the requirements of the grant and of the projects earmarked by our administrative team through conversations with staff and review of student achievement data as priorities for the CSD.

Generally stated, the purpose of the grant is to assist schools in addressing the impact of COVID-19 and to help schools address learning loss and to safely remain open for in person instruction with as few interruptions as possible. Funds are also to be utilized to prepare for the possibility/ necessity for remote access as needed.

Our total award for the grant was $914,323.84.

If you have any questions or ideas for consideration please email me at with the title of ARP and I will bring that feedback to the team.

Thank you again for your continued support of our schools!

Robert Kahler

AOS98 Superintendent of Schools