ESSER III Expenditure Draft Plan
Under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, school districts received additional relief funds referred to as ‘ESSER III’ funds and are required to develop a plan for how they will use these funds. In the plan, districts must explain how they will use the funds to address students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, as well as any opportunity gaps that existed before, and were worsened by, the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan must be adopted by the Board of Education by October 29, 2021 and submitted to the Sacramento County Office of Education.
SCUSD has developed a draft plan for the use of its $154 million in ESSER III funding. This plan aligns to the goals and actions from the district’s 2021-22 Local Control and Accountability Plan, 2021 Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan, and 2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan.
The plan will be presented to the Board of Education for approval at the October 21, 2021 meeting. Our next step is to hear from our community of parents/caregivers, staff, and students. (This also includes you!) A districtwide bulletin will be sent in the near future and the draft has been posted on our website. If you are able, please include a small note/link in any upcoming newsletters or email blasts out to your school community – this includes staff, families, and students.
Below is a sample:
Our district’s draft plan for using relief funds from the American Rescue Act (ARP) is now available for review and community input. You can view the plan and provide input at this link (www.scusd.edu/post/draft-esser-iii-expenditure-plan) These $154 million are for addressing students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, as well as any opportunity gaps that existed before, and were worsened by, the COVID-19 pandemic. Your voice is important in helping the district plan for how to use these dollars over the next three years. Input can also be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: LCAP Office, Attn: ESSER III Input, 5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824. Thank you!
Thank you for any support you are able to provide in amplifying the voice of our community within this process. We also want to hear from YOU! The voice of site leaders is unique and important in helping to understand the needs of our district.
-ESSER III Planning Team