Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Grant (ESSER III)
Mexia ISD will be making an application for ESSER III funds. Mexia ISD is eligible to receive a total of $5.64 million. Of those funds, Mexia ISD is eligible to apply for 2/3 or $3.76 million at this time, with the remaining funds available in the future. The timeline for use of funds includes March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2024. The application due date is July 27, 2021.
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback from the ESSER III survey that was posted on the MISD web page and social media accounts. We had input from community members, parents, faculty and students. MISD has used that data along with other comprehensive need data to plan the use.
Planned use of funds include the required 20% or more on Learning Loss. MISD will use evidence-based intervention throughout the school year as well as after school tutoring and summer school opportunities. MISD will also use funds to address academic and social-emotional learning for all students and to help support and empower parents. MISD plans to use funds for quality progress monitoring, educational technology and to support student groups disproportionately impacted by COVID. ESSER III funds will be used to address campus preparedness to mitigate COVID spread and to maintain healthy learning environments. Finally, Mexia ISD plans to use funds to maintain district services, including continuing to employ existing staff.
Upon receiving funds, Mexia ISD will also post the district's COVID Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan to the MISD web page.