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    On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plans (ARP) Act was signed into law. In it, the U.S. Department of Education is providing an additional $121.9 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund). This legislation will award grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) for providing local educational agencies (LEAs) with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation.

    ESSER Board Presentations

    ESSER Stakeholder Input

    In the beginning of June 2021, Arlington Independent School District sought input from key stakeholders in addressing the specific needs for educator funding provided to Texas public schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) Fund. Input was sought from the following stakeholders: campus staff, community members, district staff, parents, and students. The survey was shared via an open survey response link that was available on the District’s website through June 10, 2021.

    ESSER Funding Categories

    Federal Grant Applications

    Board Meeting Agendas

    Safe Return to In-Person Instruction

    Regreso seguro a la instrucción en persona