ESSER III

  • Introduction:

    Data shows that the pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning, both across the country and in Riesel ISD.

    The American Rescue Plan signed into law in March by President Joe Biden included $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for school districts across the country, which is the single largest investment in federal elementary and secondary education in the nation’s history. Riesel ISD has applied for and expects to receive about $685,000 in ESSER III funding, which is intended to help reopen schools, accelerate learning and mitigate learning loss.

    ESSER provides resources for critical one-time investments, time-limited programming to respond to the pandemic, and innovation that can redefine student learning, acceleration, and development.

     

    Maintaining Health and Safety:

    To reduce the risk of transmission, Riesel ISD plans the following mitigation strategies for the 2021-2022 school year:

    • Optional wearing of masks
    • The use of assigned seating, cohorts, and podding when appropriate
    • Proper hand washing encouraged
    • Hand sanitizer available
    • Targeted cleaning as appropriate
    • Positive cases will be reported to the local health department. 
    • Appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities as identified in the student’s Individualized Education Program

     

    Ensuring Continuity of Services:

    Riesel ISD will continue to take appropriate actions to ensure continuity of services to students. These actions will focus on addressing students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. Proposed plans to provide a continuity of services are as follows:

    • Increase Response to Intervention Classes
    • Professional Development for Educators
    • Summer School
    • Instructional Materials
    • Tutorials
    • Increased Counseling

    See the RISD Use of ESSER III Funds Plan for further details.  Please click the icon below to read RISD's Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services.

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    Opportunity for Public Comment:

    During the development of the plan, a community survey was disseminated with valued input from students, parents, staff, and community members.  Needs were then prioritized. The draft plan was presented to the public through the Board of Trustees Meeting held on Monday, July 19, 2021. All feedback will be considered in revising the draft plan. Such revisions will occur prior to the application of ESSER III funds.

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    January 2022 Update:  A community survey was disseminated for input from students, parents, staff, and community members.  All feedback was reviewed to update the plan and presented to the public through the Board of Trustees Meeting held on Monday, January 20, 2022. 

     

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    June 2022 Update:  A community survey was disseminated for input from students, parents, staff, and community members.  All feedback was reviewed to update the plan and presented to the public through the Board of Trustees Meeting held on Monday, July 18, 2022.   

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    January 2023 Update:  A community survey was disseminated for input from students, parents, staff, and community members.  All feedback was reviewed to update the plan and presented to the public through the Board of Trustees Meeting held on Monday, January 23, 2023.  

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    July 2023 Update:  A community survey was disseminated for input from students, parents, staff, and community members.  All feedback was reviewed to update the plan and presented to the public through the Board of Trustees Meeting held on Monday, January 24, 2023.  

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    Periodic Review and Revision of the Plan:

    During the period in which ESSER IIII funds are available, RISD will review and revise the plan at least every six months. These revisions will take into account parent and community feedback, as well as updated guidance from the Texas Education Agency.

     

    For the Public:

    Riesel ISD has taken the following steps to ensure availability of the plan to families and the community:

    • This draft plan is posted on the RISD website 
    • This plan may be translated orally by request. Please contact Christina Flores to request a translation at cflores@rieselisd.org or at 254-896-5000.  Si necesita este documento traducido, comuníquese con Christina Flores al 254-896-5000.  
    • A parent who is an individual with a disability as defined by the ADA may request the plan in an alternative format. Please contact Christina Flores to make such a request at cflores@rieselisd.org or 254-896-5000.

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