Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)
Alexander County Schools will invest in our students with our ESSER funds. We will provide more academic, social, & emotional resources for students and additional training and staff to best support our students.
What is ESSER?
The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nation's students.
On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. It is an unprecedented $1.9 trillion package of assistance measures, including $122 billion for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund. Funds are provided to State educational agencies and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nation’s students.*
It is important to us that our parents and community are included in our planning process. Our goal is to utilize funds in a way that has the highest impact on students and staff. A survey is attached below as well a the dates and times of our open meetings for community involvement.
Updated information will be included on this page after each meeting and phase of allocation of ESSER funds.
Alexander County Schools safely returned to in-person learning August 2020.
An LEA that receives ARPA ESSER funds must, within 30 days of receiving the funds, make publicly available on its website a plan for the safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services. Before making the plan publicly available, the LEA must seek public comment on the plan. (https://oese.ed.gov)