ESSER Funding

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding is aimed at helping school districts nationwide recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress has sent one-time federal funding to school districts. School districts need immediate, short-term funds for health and safety improvements, learning enhancements and support and other programs that help students get back on track with their learning.
 
ESSER funding does have limitations. School districts get the money once and can spend it over three years. School districts cannot cover current, routine district costs. Because the money runs out, school districts cannot use the funding for expenses that will last beyond three years.

We want to hear from you!

We are excited to hear from students, staff and community about what they perceive students need most right now. Your input will help us develop a meaningful spending plan for these temporary funds to support a shared vision of student success.

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