The 2021-2022 school year begins with in-person instruction. While this is clear evidence that we are moving on from a year of virtual days, A/B schedule and quarantines, we know that many of our students will require a significant amount of attention to address academic learning loss, social-emotional needs, and safety as they return to the traditional school setting.
On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARC) was signed into law. The US Department of Education is providing an additional $122 Billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) for providing local educational agencies with emergency relief funds to address the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had and continues to have on elementary and secondary schools.
Wyandotte Public Schools will be applying for some of these funds that are being made available through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) program. This funding will last for three years and is intended to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students. ESSER funding must be used to meet needs that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.
We would like to ask you to complete a short survey as district stakeholders. Your responses will help us to finalize the major areas of need for which we will use “ESSER III” funding in Wyandotte Public Schools.
Click HERE to complete the survey.
The survey responses will be collected through Sunday, Aug 8, 2021. We thank you for your feedback and support!
The 15 allowable uses for the ESSER III funds are:
Any activity authorized under ESEA.
Individuals with Disabilities Act.
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Coordinate Emergency Response.
Address needs of highly vulnerable populations.
Ensure preparedness and coordination (systems and procedures).
Training related to infectious diseases.
Purchasing cleaning supplies to sanitize and clean schools.
Planning/coordinating for continued education.
Purchase educational technology.
Mental Health Support.
Facilities repairs and improvements.
Improving indoor air quality.
Developing strategies and implementing public health protocol.
Other activities necessary for maintaining services and instruction.