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BETTER TOGETHER:
RECOVERY THROUGH HEALTH, CONNECTEDNESS, AND LEARNING

JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS FEDERAL STIMULUS SPENDING FOR AMERICAN RECOVERY PLAN ESSER FUNDS

 

Jeffco Public Schools has committed to building our community back - #bettertogether - through transparent and applicable Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds made available by Congress.

Federal stimulus relief funds have been allocated to state education agencies and local school districts to help offset the unexpected expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For each round of requested funds, Jeffco Public Schools is passing along 10% of total allocated monies to charter schools because about 10% of enolled students attend a Jeffco charter school. The numbers below reflect the total amounts received and requested with a 10% allowance and pass-through set aside for charter schools.

This web page allows commuity stakeholders an opportunity to follow district spending of federal stimulus funds.

SHARE YOUR FEEBACK

In order to gain broad stakeholder input into the district's plan for ESSER III spending, we are seeking feedback from the community.  Watch the video below and provide your feedback as the spending plan continues to be refined based on stakeholder input.

WATCH THE VIDEO

ESSER III FEEDBACK

ESSER FUND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Improve operational infrastructure
  • Address any gaps in learning that may have occured for students who missed school during the pandemic
  • Purchasing of needed softwares, materials, resources, programatic materials, and other needed supplies
  • Broaden community and stakeholder engagement
  • Transparency 

ESSER FUND GOALS

  • Improve student academic achievement and social-emotional well-being
  • Increase student enrollment

ESSER III priority investment areas:

 
ACADEMIC/SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL GROWTH
 
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
ENROLLMENT
 
STAFFING AND
RESOUCES

ESSER III funding support

In December, 2021, Jeffo Public Schools will be requesting an additional $68M as part of ESSER III. The US Department of Education and Colorado Department of Education appropriate funding to local school districts based on the Title I formula. Through community and staff feedback and data analysis, Jeffco intends to implement the following programs, resources, and materials with these additional ESSER funds. The current list (both below and in other published documentation) includes, but is not limited to, programs, resources, and materials that may change with operational and student needs in response to current pandemic conditions. 

See the video below for a more thorough explanation of what the ESSER III funding request will address. 

academic and social-emotional growth

Acadmic and social-emotional expenditures address the impact of lost instructional time through the implementation of evidence-based interventions as well as address the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of all students. 

Some learning advancement programs in Jeffco include:

  • Jeffco Remote Learning Program
  • Math and Literacy intervention programs
  • Jeffco Summer of Early Learning program
  • Secondary summer enrichment programs
  • Orton Gillingham reading intervention training and implementation

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND ENROLLMENT

Family engagement and enrollment expeditures are used to implement prevention and mitigation strategies that are consisitent with the most recent CDC guidance on continuous and safe school operation and address increase student enrollment and achievement through known family engagement strategies and tactics.

In Jeffco - this includes:

  • Indoor air quality improvements
  • Expanding the 1:1 TechForEd device program
  • Outreach to exiting families
  • Expanded family engagement programs

 

STAFFING AND
RESOURCES

Staffing expenditures include talent recruitment initiatives, strategic resource allocation, and program evaluation. 

In Jeffco - this includes:

  • Increasing HR recruiters
  • Variable-based planning and budgeting
  • Reviewing Student Based Budgeting (SBB) for equity and impact

Stakeholder Feedback for ESSER III Distribution

ESSER I funds were distributed March, 2020.

ESSER II funds were distributed in December, 2020.

ESSER III funds are being requested December, 2021.

Future details regarding spending of ESSER I and ESSER II will be published soon. Data not displayed in real time. Data is updated quarterly. Updated 11.9.21

 

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