• ESSER III Information


    Data shows that the pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning, both across the country and in Dallas ISD.

    Dallas ISD is launching a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process to help determine how it should potentially spend additional federal dollars to address unfinished learning and COVID-19 recovery.

    The American Rescue Plan signed into law in March by President Joe Biden included $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for school districts across the country, which is the single largest investment in federal elementary and secondary education in the nation’s history. Dallas ISD has applied to receive some of that additional funding.

    See the 2021–2022 Staff Safety Protocol Handbook, which will continue to be updated throughout the summer as needed based on updated recommendations.

    See the Budget PowerPoint Presentation being discussed at the Teletown Hall.

     

    Take this survey


    All parents, district employees, students and community members are urged to complete a survey to help the district determine what to prioritize with the potential ESSER funds. School districts are limited what they can use ESSER funds to support.

    Take ESSER III Survey

     

    Teletown Hall


    Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 6 p.m.

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    Frequently Asked Questions


    Data shows that the pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning, across the country and in Dallas ISD.

    The American Rescue Plan (ARP) signed into law in March by President Joe Biden included $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for school districts across the country. Dallas ISD has applied to receive some of that funding.

    Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on the ESSER funds.

  • What is the purpose of the ARP ESSER III funds?

  • How much funding is available to Texas LEAs?

  • How will LEAs know their grant amounts?

  • What is the funding period for ARP ESSER III grants?

  • What are the federal requirements around the LEA ESSER III Use of Funds Plan?

  • Are the ESSER III funds required to be used for specific purposes?

  • Are there recommended uses of ESSER III funds that will assist LEAs in addressing the impact of the COVID pandemic and disruptions leading to learning loss?

  • What are some of the allowable uses of the ARP ESSER III funds?

  • Will the state provide replacement funds for ESSER after 2023?