ESSER funds can be expended in preventing, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19, including hiring new staff and avoiding layoffs. Funds can also be used in addressing learning loss, preparing for reopening, and covid testing, repairing and upgrading projects to improve air quality in school buildings. Additionally, funds can be used for evidence based interventions, including summer school, after school, and extended year programs, which include addressing students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups.
The statements below will relate to how ESSER funds have been spent or are planned to be spent to this point. Knowing the guidelines for ESSER spending and with your knowledge of how funds have been used, rate the following uses of ESSER funds.