What is ESSER 3.0?
The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief 3.0 (ESSER 3.0) Fund under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, enacted on March 11, 2021.
What are ESSER 3.0 funds used for?
ESSER funds will be used to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students.
How much money will the ASD receive for its students/schools?
The ASD will receive $55,198,034.84 in ESSER 3.0 funding. Twenty percent of which ($11,039606.97) must be set aside to help students recover from the impact of the coronavirus.
How will the ASD use the funds to help students?
These funds can help with learning loss, and address the socio-emotional and mental health needs of all students, particularly underrepresented students.
What are examples of how the funds can be used?
Address learning loss: Provide the resources needed to make up for lost time in the classroom.
School facility repairs and improvements: Make facility repairs and improvements to reduce the risk of virus transmission and exposure to environmental health hazards and to support student health needs.
Address learning acceleration: Create programs (academic interventions) for learning growth among students.
Purchase educational technology: Provide computers, software, internet connections (Wi-Fi) for students, including low-income students, and assistive technology or adaptive equipment for students with disabilities.
Provide mental health services & supports
Reopen safely & remaining open: Follow CDC guidelines to reopen safely and remain open.
An overall LEA plan will be developed and posted for community review and comment.