ESSER III Information
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) signed into law on March 11, 2021 provided nearly $122 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund (ESSER). ARP ESSER funds are provided to State educational agencies in the same proportion as each State received under Title I-A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in fiscal year 2020. Anna ISD will receive around 1.6 million dollars of these federal funds. We are currently in the process of gathering preliminary data from multiple stakeholders to guide and support the instructional and expenditure plan. Meaningful consultations with stakeholders will be implemented through the course of the academic year. These consultation touch points are in effort to strategically update and evaluate the use of these federal funds.
As required by ESSER III grant guidelines, Anna ISD is now seeking stakeholder input to prepare to address the following needs of students and staff:
- The academic impact of lost instructional time.
- The district's response to the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of all students.
- The district's response to the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of students disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes students from low-income families, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children in foster care and migratory students.
- mitigating safety measures for safe operations of schools for in-person learning.
Community feedback in these four areas serves vital planning and preparation purposes as the district strives to meet the needs of its learning community. To complete a survey on these topics, click the icon below.