President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law in March 2021, which included $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for school districts across the country. This marks the largest investment in elementary and secondary education in our nation’s history. CFBISD will receive ESSER funding to help support student learning.
Data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted student learning across the country and in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.
CFBISD engaged with stakeholders to determine the needs of the district caused by the pandemic, including sending direct communication to staff, parents, and students to gather input; and reviewing the documented comprehensive needs assessment to consider. Using this information, CFBISD determined the following priorities: needs focused on the largest number of students, students identified as socioeconomically disadvantaged, and other student needs. Using the information collected, CFBISD created a spending plan to meet the identified needs of our students while utilizing ESSER funds expeditiously.
- ESSER Use of Funds Plan (English)
- ESSER Use of Funds Plan (Spanish)
The COVID Parent/Student Information provides updates/announcements, resources, and other information about CFBISD school operations impacted by COVID-19 during the 2022-2023 school year. This site will be updated as needed based on district and state recommendations.
CFBISD will continue to seek stakeholder input through meaningful consultation in reviewing and revising, as needed, the ESSER III Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan at least every six months. This process will include input from the District Improvement Planning Committee, District Leadership Team, Stakeholder Surveys, and a Student Focus Group. Input will be considered during the periodic reviews of the plan.
Six Month Meaningful Consultation
Review #1: January 2022
The District Improvement Committee reviewed the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan. DIC Agenda -January 2022 and District Improvement Committee Sign-In Sheet - January 2022
Review #2: April 2022
The District Improvement Committee reviewed the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan. DIC Agenda - April 2022 and District Improvement Committee Sign-In Sheet - April 2022
If you would like to provide feedback on the plans or input to be considered during the periodic review of the plans, please fill out the form. Form
Budget PowerPoint presentation shared with the School Board at the June 3, 2021 Regular Board Meeting.
ESSER 6- month review PowerPoint presentation shared with the District Improvement Committee on January 24, 2022
ESSER 6- month review PowerPoint presentation shared with the District Improvement Committee on April 25, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding ESSER funds.
- What is the purpose of the ESSER funds?
- How much funding will Texas LEAs receive from ESSER funds?
- How will LEAs know how much funding they will receive?
- What is the spending period for ESSER grants?
- What are the requirements for ESSER Use of Funds Plan?
- Are there requirements for the use of ESSER funds?
- Are there recommended uses of ESSER funds that will assist LEAs in addressing learning lost by the COVID-19 pandemic?
- What are some allowable uses of ESSER funds?
- Will the state provide replacement funds for ESSER after 2024?