ESSER stands for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund. This funding was included in the three packages signed into law in 2020 and 2021: the CARES Act, CRRSA, and the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The ARP provides $123 billion to states to support K-12 education, also known as ESSER III funding. The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District received approximately $17.1 million in ESSER III funding that must be spent by September of 2024. The chart below shows how the District is allocating these funds.
|ESSER III (ARP ESSER) Funds Usage||CATEGORY TOTAL|
|Activities to address learning loss, e.g. summer and after school programming||$1,437,133.37|
|Maintain operations and continuity of services||$1,260,120.63|
|Provide mental health services and supports||$787,651.21|
|Purchase educational technology||$763,903.78|
|Implement public health protocols||$46,587.42|
|TOTAL TO DATE (6/17/2022): $4,295,396.41 |