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22-23 Return to School Plan » ESSER Fund Information

ESSER Fund Information

The American Rescue Plan Act, passed on March 11, 2021, provided $122.7 billion in supplemental ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funding, known as the ESSER III grant. Lorena ISD along with all schools in the US were given the opportunity to apply for this grant funding to offset COVID-19 expenses and help students make up for any learning losses during the past year and a half.
More information about the ESSER III grant can be found at: https://oese.ed.gov/files/2021/03/FINAL_ARP-ESSER-FACT-SHEET.pdf
As part of the grant process, the district held a public hearing and conducted a survey of stakeholders to determine areas of need and create a plan for utilizing the grant funds. 
If you have questions, please reach out to Cheri Borchardt or Jeff Linnstaedter at 857-3239.

The Lorena ISD Board of Trustees held a public hearing in their regular monthly meeting on June 14, 2021 to provide the public an opportunity to offer input into the district's use of the ESSER III grant. 

All parents, district employees, students, and community members were asked to complete a survey to help identify district needs that could be addressed with ESSER funds. The survey was open to parents and stakeholders from June 8, 2021 - August 19, 2021.
Additionally, a presentation about ESSER funding was made to the district's Site Based Decision Making committee on May 6, 2021.