Weston Public Schools is the recipient of a variety of grant funds. These includes: state, federal, and private grants. Most of the grants Weston receives are administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA D.E.S.E.). Below is a summary of grants by type and authorization that the district has received in recent years.
In 2020 and 2021, Congress passed three stimulus bills that provided nearly $190.5 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. States receive funds based on the same proportion that each state receives under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title-IA. States must distribute at least 90% of funds to local education agencies (LEAs) based on their proportional share of ESEA Title I-A funds. States have the option to reserve 10% of the allocation for emergency needs as determined by the state to address issues responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the below totals, the Weston Public Schools was allocated:
ESSER I: $163,252
ESSER II: $827,229
ESSER III: $1,836,674
This link provides details for the implementation of the ESSER III funding:
Total ESSER Allocation
|Minimum LEA Allocation||State and Local Plans||Maximum SEA Allocation||SEA Plan For 10% Set-Aside|
$193,404,885 (ESSER I)
$733,401,356 (ESSER II)
$1,647,115,266 (ESSER III)
|The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education guidance to LEAs||
|ESSER I: “The Massachusetts Department of Education intends to use a portion of its state reservation to support the implementation of remote learning guidance for students, families, and educators.”
ESSER II: The state will use the ESSER II set-aside for the following:
More information here.
ESSER III: Some highlights include: