Note: The district is required by the Department of Education to seek feedback and update the ESSER III plan every six months. Recommendations within this plan are fluid and subject to change. All final decisions about school operational plans will continue to be informed by the most recent local health data in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health, Polk County Health Department, and the Iowa Department of Education.
American Rescue Plan School Emergency Relief Fund
On April 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) released its American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER or ESSER III) interim final requirements related to district ESSER III plans and district plans for a safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services. (ESSER III State and Local Plan Requirements)