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ESSER III Use of Funds Plan

The ESSER III – American Rescue Plan (ARP) requires that schools make publicly available their plans for the use of funds after having engaged in meaningful consultation with stakeholders.

The applicable federal statute requires that schools post Use of Funds and Return to In-Person Insruction plans that address the followign four areas: 

  1. Prevention and mitigation strategies focused on reopening schools in order to continuously and safely open and operate schools for in-person learning.  School districts do not have to use ESSER III funds for this activity.
  2. Addressing the academic impact of lost instructional time through evidence-based interventions.
  3. Spending remaining funds to meet the intent and purpose of ESSER III.
  4. Ensuring that interventions will address the academic impact of lost instructional time, will respond to the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of all students, and particularly those students disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, including students from low-income families, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, and migratory students.

Summary of Stakeholder Input

06-15-2021   Leadership Team Meeting
06-21-2021   Board of Trustees Meeting
06-29-2021   Leadership Team Meeting
07-05-2021   Stakeholder Survey Opened
07-13-2021   Leadership Team Meeting
07-16-2021   Stakeholder Survey Closed
07-19-2021   Public Stakeholder Meeting/Board of Trustees Meeting
07-27-2021   Leadership Team Meeting
08-10-2021   Leadership Team Meeting
08-31-2021   Plan Finalized

Available Funds

The district has recevied a total allocation of $705,645.00.  These funds must be utilized over a four year period, beginning with the 2020 – 2021 school year and concluding with the 2023 – 2024 school year. 

Addressing the Academic Impact of Lost Instructional Time

The district is required by the Act to spend at least 20% of available funds on activities to directly address the academic impact of lost instructional time during the 2019 – 2020 and 2020 – 2021 school years.  The district plans to address this need though additional support personnel to allow fo more academic intrevention with students, software tools to monitor and diagnose student achievment, and high-quality curriculum.

Spending Plan

Year Expenditure  Amount Budgeted Lost Instruction Lost Instruction %
2020 – 2021 Envirnomental Quality and Site Disinfection $121,068.71 No 0.00%
2021 – 2022 Instructional Staff
Professional Development
Administrative Support
Monitoring Tools
Curriculum
Indirect Costs
$135,130.00
$4,000.00
$14,113.00
$10,000.00
$20,860.00
$35,565.38
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
77.0%

2022 – 2023

Instructional Staff
Monitoring Tools
Curriculum
Indirect Costs
$140,000.00
$10,000.00
$1,800.00
$30,152.00
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
83.4%

2023 – 2024

Instructional Staff
Monitoring Tools
Curriculum
Indirect Costs
$140,000.00
$10,000.00
$1,800.00
$30,152.00
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
83.4%
TOTAL Envirnomental Quality and Site Disinfection
Instructional Staff
Professional Development
Administrative Support
Monitoring Tools
Curriculum
Indirect Costs
$121.068.71
$415,130.00
$4,000.00
$14,113.00
$30,000.00
$24,460.00
$96.872.45
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
67.1%