On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plans (ARP) Act was signed into law. In it, the U.S. Department of Education is providing an additional $121.9 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund). This legislation will award grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) for providing local educational agencies (LEAs) with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation.
The two plans describe how the Russell County School District will provide the safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services for all schools, including those that have already returned to in-person instruction along with use of the ARP funds. This report template complies with all reporting requirements of the ARP Act (Public Law 117-2), the ESSER III grant terms, conditions, and assurances (CFDA Number 84.425U), and the interim final rule established by the United States Department of Education, 86 FR 21195.
Link to Plan: RUSSELL COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
American Rescue Plan (ARP)/Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) PLAN
Link to Plan: Russell County Schools: 2022-2023 Return to In-Person Instruction & Continuity of Services Plan (School Operations Plan April 2023)