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Survey for ESSER Funding

The Fort Madison Community School District has received ESSER funding for our schools. ESSER stands for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund from the federal government.  The district would like your feedback on the funding expenditures. Please review the following slides and then fill out our survey below. 

The first round of ESSER funding was used for the unexpected and immediate needs for COVID-19 response in our schools between March of 2020- Fall of 2020. The funding was categorized into areas of:  instruction, technology, maintenance and food service. 

GEER stands for Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund.  This money was established under the Federal CARES Act and was to be targeted towards districts’ technology needs in responding to COVID-19 for needs from 2020-2021 school year.

ESSER II funds were allocated during the 2021-2022 school year to continue responding to district needs with COVID-19.  Categories include:  Instruction, Technology, Maintenance and Transportation.  Expenditures noted with a (*) indicate the desire at this time to continue the expense with ESSER III funds after ESSER II funding is depleted which you will find listed on the ESSER III slide.

ESSER III funds are to continue to support the district’s needs in responding to COVID-19.  These funds are to be expended after ESSER II funds are depleted and can be used through June 30, 2024.  Targeted areas continue to be:  Instruction, Maintenance and Transportation.  Expenditures noted with a (*) indicate the desire at this time to continue the expense with ESSER III funds after ESSER II funding is depleted. 

ESSER Survey