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VERNON ISD SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN​

​VERNON ISD CONTINUITY OF SERVICES AND USE OF FUNDS PLAN

ESSER III Application

ESSER III

Data shows that the pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning, both across the country and in Vernon ISD. The American Rescue Plan was signed into law in March and 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. Vernon ISD is applying to receive some of that additional funding.

 

Safe Return to School Plan

Continuity of Services Plan

 

General grant specifics are as follows:

    • Grant Timeframe: Grant expires September 30, 2023. If needed, districts can carry over unused funds and be allowed to continue spending until September 30, 2024.
    • Districts will be required to follow all federal, state, and local regulations and requirements for federal grant administration and fiscal spending of funds.


ARP ESSER III Purpose: Grant funds should be used to respond to the pandemic and to address student learning loss as a result of COVID 19.  Vernon ISD will be taking feedback from all of our educational stakeholders (parents/community, students, parents, teachers/staff and school/district/board leadership) to create our ESSER III Plan.

 

Vernon ISD Tentative Plan for ARP ESSER III Funding:

Over the next four summers and three full fiscal years, the District will use the ESSER III federal funds to address student learning recovery and the ongoing impact of the pandemic using four major strategies:

    • Teacher Support
    • Rigorous instructional materials
    • Creating more time for learning
    • Empowering parents