ESSER Reimbursement Areas

The areas detailed below represent what IDOE has approved for reimbursement to EVSC to date as part of EVSC’s ESSER III ARP Plan. This list will continue to be updated upon future iterations of the grant approval process.

Included in EVSC’s ESSER III ARP Plan:
  • Summer school expenses to support learning loss (teachers, paraprofessionals, nurses, custodial, administrators, site coordinators, transportation, crossing guards, supplemental afternoon programming, summer school materials and supplies) (Summer 2022, 2023, 2024)
  • Increased capacity for social work services to support mental wellness and other full-service school wrap-around services and supports
    Increased capacity to provide interventions to accelerate achievement and provide achievement gaps
    • Multi-tiered systems of support for systemic, continuous improvement framework in which data-based problem-solving and decision making is practiced across all levels to support the individualized needs of students across 3 tiers
    • ELL Teachers to support the academic needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups
    • IXL online supplemental curriculum access for personalized learning opportunities for students for intervention, remediation,and enrichment for core content in reading, mathematics, science and social studies
  • Evidence-based social emotional learning interventions and embedded school support
  • HS AVID teachers to focus on closing the opportunity gap in college graduation rates among diverse and underrepresented demographic groups (AVID will give teachers a solution for systematically increasing academic rigor/creating engaging learning environments and accelerating performance of underrepresented students.)
  • Incentives to retain high quality teachers to recruit and retain at priority schools (high poverty/high need)
  • Ventilation upgrades to improve indoor air quality
  • Additional classroom furniture to allow for social distancing for minimizing transmission
  • Long term substitutes to support more continuity of instruction for students during a time when teacher absenteeism is heightened due to atypical quarantine and isolation requirements
  • Continuous improvement planning, including needs and inequities assessment
  • Grant administrative costs/indirect costs to carry out ESSER III activities and ensure continuity of services to schools
  • Professional Development aligned to improvement strategies to address student opportunity and achievement gaps, including those most impacted by COVID-19
  • Added capacity to provide oversight and support to the EVSC Virtual Academy Program due to increased enrollment
  • Additional capacity for reducing class size per needs identified by school administrators