Mountain View Whisman School District
Agenda Item for Board Meeting of 10/7/2021
Agenda Category: REVIEW AND DISCUSSION
Agenda Item Title: ESSER III Expenditure Plan and Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (Safe Return Plan) (30 minutes)
Rebecca Westover, Ed.D., Chief Business Officer
In response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Congress passed American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which was signed into law on March 11, 2021.
This federal stimulus funding is the third act of federal relief in response to COVID-19, following the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act)The ESSER III funding provides LEAs with emergency relief funds to address the impact of COVID-19 on elementary and secondary schools across the nation.
The ARP Act requires LEAs that receive ESSER III funds to complete a Safe Return to In-person Instruction and Continuity of Services plan. ED has issued requirements for this plan, and has also required LEAs to complete an Expenditure Plan for the use of ESSER III funds.
No action needed.