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ESSER III Expenditures

Under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, the United States Department of Education (USED) will make awards to State educational agencies (SEAs) to help schools safely reopen, sustain healthy operations, and address significant academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of their students as the country continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Section 2001 of the ARP requires the USED to allocate $121,974,800,000 in awards to SEAs through the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. 


SPS Allotment:  $861,492


12. Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental afterschool programs, including providing classroom instruction or online learning during the summer months and addressing the needs of low-income students, children with disabilities, English learners, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care.


Summer School- $30,000 per year for 3 years - $90,000 Total   (Staffing Costs)


13. Addressing learning loss among students, including low-income students, children with disabilities.  English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care, of the local educational agency, including by -

(A) Administering and using high-quality assessments that are valid and reliable, to accurately assess students' academic progress and assist educators in meeting students' academic needs, including through differentiating instruction.

(B) Implementing evidence-based activities to meet the comprehensive needs of students.

(C) Providing information and assistance to parents and families on how they can effectively support students, including in a distance learning environment.

(D) Tracking student attendance and improving student engagement in distance education.


Core Reading program- 2022-23 School year- $300,000

$71,492-  SeeSaw, Canvas, ACT District test, GoGuardian, My Path, Edgenuity Courseware


15. Inspection, testing, maintenance, repair, replacement, and upgrade projects to improve the indoor air quality in school facilities, including mechanical and non-mechanical heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, filtering, purification and other air cleaning, fans, control systems, and window and door repair and replacement.


High School  HVAC/Fresh Air intake Project- $400,000