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
ESSER Updates and Presentations
ESSER Presentation to the MISD Board of Trustees
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.