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Leveraging ESSER III to Advance Education in Your District

Be an ESSER III Hero: Three Technologies that Facilitate A Successful Return to School

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the first anniversary of the pandemic declaration, H.R. 1319, the "American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021," was signed and became Law 117-2. The ARPA, a $1.9 trillion plan, included an even larger relief package for ESSER III than ESSER I and ESSER II combined, providing $123 billion for schools to tackle learning loss and prepare to reopen in the fall. These funds provide critical assistance to help schools and districts maintain a high-quality learning environment, continue the establishment of innovative learning methods, and combat COVID-19 related learning loss. Our team of experts has put together this practical guide to help you maximize your ESSER III funds and return to school with confidence.

Build a flexible master schedule and staffing plan that addresses learning loss, accounts for teacher shortages, and facilitates your safe reopening strategy.
  • Safely reopen schools and get students back in class with data-driven master schedules based on specific needs of your community as well as your individual facilities.
  • Mitigate learning loss resulting from school closures with an optimized, flexible master schedule that accommodates a wide variety of learning levels.
  • Address higher than normal staff turnover due to COVID-19 by providing a roadmap of the exact number of teachers needed in each department for each campus.

Address the "COVID-19 slide" and meet the academic needs of all students through an aligned, coordinated educational experience.
  • Facilitate a successful return to in-person instruction by providing teachers with easy access to structured curriculum.
  • Drive and monitor instruction to facilitate continuous, data-driven improvement by empowering teachers with a guaranteed and viable curriculum.
  • Measure student learning loss resulting from school closures and ensure access to consistent curriculum aimed towards student mastery.

Monitor learning loss, ensure all students have access to personalized accommodations, and prepare for the safe administration of student assessments.
  • Ensure a safe testing environment for staff and students as well as accommodate guidelines for social distancing and extended assessment windows.
  • Improve equity by ensuring all students have access to essential or required supports and accommodations, as documented in their IEP or IAP.
  • Monitor student learning loss resulting from school closures, track student performance history, and ensure students meet requirements for promotion or graduation.

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