ESSER Information

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.

Meaningful Consultation

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.

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

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


Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding ESSER funds.