ESSER

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds

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OVERVIEW - ESSER Funding

  • In response to the economic outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, congress passed three bills that provided immediate and direct economic assistance to state and local educational agencies through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds.
  • These funds were provided to support areas with the greatest need, where the academic and non-academic components for school districts had the greatest impact due to COVID-19. 
  • As additional funding was provided, the intent of the funds was to support states and local school districts’ efforts to safely reopen schools, address significant gaps in learning, and support measures of implementation that will continue to reduce the effects of COVID-19 on students and families.
  • The charts below show state and local allocations for all three rounds of ESSER Funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by congress and signed by President Donald Trump on March 27, 2020,
  • The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 27, 2020, and,
  • The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021.

If you would like to provide feedback, you may send an email to the address below.

ARPESSERIIIFEEDBACK@SUMTERSCHOOLS.ORG

Sumter County School District

Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act

Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act 

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act

ESSER I

ESSER II

ESSER III

GA: $457,169,852

GA: $1,892,092,618

GA:$4,252,431,691

SUMTER: $2,824,567

SUMTER: $10,710,503

SUMTER: $24,071,592

End date: 09/30/2021
Tydings: 09/30/2022 

End date: 09/30/2022
Tydings: 09/30/2023 

End date: 09/30/2023
Tydings: 09/30/2024 

 

CORONAVIRUS AID RELIEF & ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT SPENDING

  • Deep cleaning for buildings and buses
  • PPE – masks, gloves, disinfectants, sanitizers, digital thermometers, gloves, foggers, digital thermo cameras, face shields
  • Purchased Educational Technology to support online learning for students, teachers and staff
  • Purchased remote location internet access for online learning platform (WIFI – Distant/remote learning)
  • Private school equitable services – Sherwood Christian Academy
  • Professional development training for school leaders, teachers and staff
  • Custodial salaries for maintaining buildings

SUMTER COUNTY AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (ARP) ACT FUNDING

 

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act- Homeless Children & Youth I 

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act- Homeless Children & Youth II

ESSER CARES- 

IDEA Supplemental

ESSER III

ESSER III

ESSER CARES I

GA: $6,958,912

GA: $20,876,736

GA:$

SUMTER: $29,996

SUMTER: $53,837

SUMTER: $8,942

End date: 09/30/2023
Tydings: 09/30/2024 

End date: 09/30/2023
Tydings: 09/30/2024

Begin Carryover: 10/01/2021
Tydings: 09/30/2022


AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (ARP) ACT SPENDING

  • PPE – masks, gloves, disinfectants, sanitizers, digital thermometers, gloves, foggers, digital thermo cameras, face shields
  • To address learning loss:  Credit Recovery, Summer School and After School Tutorials to support the continuity of educational services
  • Purchase Educational Technologies to support online learning for students, teachers and staff
  • Purchase remote location internet access for online learning platform (WIFI – Distant/remote learning)
  • Hire Specialized Staff to address Early Literacy deficits, Numeracy deficits and the Whole Child
  • Hire additional counselors
  • Contract services for mental health support
  • Air purification system for schools and buildings
  • Transportation for credit recovery, summer school, and after school tutorials
  • Touchless water fountains
  • Incentive pay and stipends
  • Deep cleaning for buildings and buses
  • Offset budgetary shortfalls stemming from continued state austerity

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (ARP) ACT HOMELESS CHILDREN & YOUTH I SPENDING

  • Access and Identification
  • Support for System Navigator
  • Professional development for educators and pupil services personnel
  • Emergency assistance
  • Registration fees and transportation for summer enrichment programs
  • Purchase needed supplies (PPE, school supplies and personal care items)
  • Health referral services – medical, dental, and mental

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (ARP) ACT HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH II SPENDING

  • Fund supplement for System Navigator to establish community agency partnerships
  • Health referral services
  • Contract counseling services
  • Fund supplement for LEA Student Information System Coordinator to work with System Navigator
  • Emergency assistance and transportation
  • Supplies for education and training parents

ESSER CARES – IDEA SUPPLEMENTAL

  • Purchase Marilyn Burns Classroom Math Libraries
  • Purchase Curriculum Associates Manipulative kits and Individual Student Math kits
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Multi Layer Strategies

ESSER III LEA Plan

SCS COVID-19 Response Plan (2021-2022)

Restart Ready - 2020-2021

Acronym Guide
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ESSER: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds

ESSER I (CARES Act): Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act

ESSER II (CRRSA Act): Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

ESSER III (ARPA): American Rescue Plan Act
GaDOE: Georgia Department of Education
            
LEA: Local Education Agency

SEA: State Education Agency

SEL: Social Emotional Learning