Timberlane Regional School District
American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Use of Funds Plan
In March 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impact on student learning, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) act was signed into law, thereby dedicating funds for K-12 schools through Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief (ESSER) III funds.
The purpose of these ESSER III funds is to help sustain the safe and effective operations of our schools and to address the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on student learning. These funds are designated for one-time or short-term expenditures to address the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Additionally, districts must allocate a minimum of 20% of the funds received to address the impact of lost instructional time (learning loss).
The Timberlane district gathered preliminary input from parents, staff, students, and community members, through a district ESSER III survey to determine how the district should prioritize the expenditure of our ESSER III funds. Based on ongoing district planning and this preliminary stakeholder feedback, the top 2 priority categories, as determined by survey responses, are as follows:
- To hire additional staff trained to help accelerate learning and reduce learning gaps for identified students.
- To provide repair and/or improve facilities including improved indoor air quality and help with crowding and capacity concerns.
The district incorporated this community input into the development of the district’s ESSER III Plan that was submitted to the NH DOE on August 23, 2021. A copy of the ESSER III Plan and the ESSER III Survey are available below.
The district continues to engage in ongoing planning connected to specific activities that will be funded through ESSER III funds. During that process, the district stakeholders will have additional opportunities to provide input on how ESSER III funds will be expended.
Copy of the TRSD ESSER III Plan: CLICK HERE
Results of the ESSER III stakeholder survey: CLICK HERE