As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Weston Public School District has received grant funds administered through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Fund was authorized to provide states with funding to support the nation’s schools in safely reopening and sustaining safe operations of schools while meeting the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of students resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ESSER III must be prioritized for in-person learning and learning loss mitigation. Please take a few minutes to provide your feedback and input into our planning process. Thank you for your support and cooperation.
To receive these ESSER III Funds, Weston Public Schools must create a plan that includes the following:
1. How the funds will be used to implement strategies aligned with CDC guidance;
2. How the district will use at least 20% of the funds to address the academic impact of unfinished learning;
3. How the district will spend the remaining ESSER III funds;
4. How the district will ensure that the interventions will respond to the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of ALL students.
After receiving the ESSER III Funds, the district must update the plan at least every six months through September 30, 2023.