ESSER Funding (COVID-19 Relief)
Kennewick School District's Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Funding
The ARP ESSER fund, authorized by the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), provides funding to schools to support sustained safe building reopenings and operations while meeting the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of students resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kennewick School District's approved Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan was approved in May 2021 by the school board.
ESSER Fund Requirements:
- Address impact of coronavirus on student, instructions and school operations.
- Received through reimbursement.
- One-time allocation that expires Aug. 31, 2024.
|ESSER III Learning Loss||$7,525,514|
Eligible COSTS Reimbursed for 2020-21 school year
|Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)||$679,853|
|Curriculum IT (Hybrid)||$328,870|
|Online Academy Staff||$1,947,037|
|ESSER Indirect Support||$1,510,070|
|+$176,000 PPE submitted to FEMA|
Eligible COSTS Reimbursed for 2021-22 school year
|Mid-Columbia Partnership Online/Endeavor Staff||$1,868,591|
|Mental Health Services Contract - High Schools||$440,547|
|Online Tutoring Services||$413,370|
|PPE/Curriculum/IT Online Related Costs||$454,291|
|Staff Pay for Additional COVID Work/Impact||$86,442|
|Maintain Staff Positions/Other Staff Added||$4,543,055|
|Staff Costs for COVID Coordination/Support||$204,070|
|ESSER Indirect Support||$868,779|
Projected ESSER funding Use for 2022-23
|Online Program Staff||$1,450,000|
|Mental Health Contract -
High School/Middle School
|Curriculum/IT System/Data Collection Enhancements||$750,000|
|Teacher Training/Other Support/In-Building Subs||$250,000|
|Maintain Staff Positions||$5,000,000|