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ESSER Background

Data shows that the pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning, both across the country and in Mesquite 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. Mesquite ISD has applied for and expects to receive about $82.3 million in ESSER III funding, which is intended to help reopen schools and 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

Comprehensive ESSER Plans


 

Mesquite ISD's Leveraging Learning Plan addresses the impact of learning loss through four core areas:


Safe Reopening of Schools


Learning Recovery and Acceleration 


Social Emotional Learning (SEL)


1:1 Technology and Connectivity


 

MISD's Four CORE Areas For ESSER III

Use of ESSER Funds

ESSER Resources

Frequently Asked Questions About ESSER

Contact Us

Orlando Riddick

Orlando Riddick
ESSER Effectiveness Officer
oriddick@mesquiteisd.org

Dr. Karyn Cummings
ESSER Support Specialist
kcummings@mesquiteisd.org

Lisa Millsaps
ESSER  Support Specialist
lmillsaps@mesquiteisd.org

Sherrie Beard
ESSER Support Specialist
sbeard@mesquiteisd.org


 

ESSER Updates and Presentations

Stakeholder Input

Mesquite ISD will continue to utilize surveys, focus groups and other feedback measures to capture meaningful consultation for our ESSER III plan from our community.