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ESSER Federal Funding

In these unprecedented times, the United States Congress passed several stimulus bills to provide emergency financial assistance to school districts to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools.  The information below outlines the funding the School District of Janesville is eligible for under these stimulus bills and how the district is working to equitably use these funds to address the identified needs coming out of the pandemic while focusing on the District Promises. 

Link to ESSER III Survey

Links

SDJ COVID-19 Dashboard

CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT 

Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Education Relief Fund (ESSER I)

  • School District of Janesville: $1,913,943 
  • Private School Equitable Services: $86,176
  • Grant Timeline, March 13, 2020 > September 20, 2022
  • District Timeline, March 13, 2020 > June 30, 2021 - Public funds

Focus Area(s) 

District Addressing Long-term School Closure

Our district will use ESSER grant funds to support the growth of virtual learning in our district due to COVID-19. We will ensure that no student or teacher will be denied participation based on gender, race, national origin, disability or age.

District Mental Health Services & Supports

Our district will use ESSER grant funds towards counseling needs for our pupils and families transitioning to our ARISE Virtual Academy. Licensed and non-licensed counseling staff will support these families to ensure communication between home and school for a smooth transition. We will ensure that no student or teacher will be denied participation based on gender, race, national origin, disability or age.

District Preparedness & Response to COVID-19

Cleaning the schools, providing sanitation and prevention supplies and equipment including hand sanitizer and disinfectant sprayers, providing personal protective equipment and apparel including face masks, shields and gloves, providing supplies to encourage social distancing and paying for extra transportation routes for social distancing will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among all students, staff, and families. We will ensure that no student or teacher will be denied participation based on gender, race, national origin, disability or age.

ESSER I Public Expenditures

Staff, 22.09 Full Time: $1,106,735.90*
Purchased Services: $402,173.86 for Arise Virtual Academy online curriculum
Instructional Materials: $42,145.09
Custodial Supplies & PPE: $293,250.97
Indirect costs: $69,636.53

*Comprised of Administrative, Support, Para-professional, Teacher, and School Nurse personnel

Governor’s Education Emergency Relief (GEER)

  • School District of Janesville: $1,434,637
  • Local Private School Partners: $61,812, district serving as the fiscal agent
  • Grant Timeline, March 13, 2020 > September 20, 2022
  • District Timeline, March 13, 2020 > June 30, 2021 - Public Funds

Focus Area(s): Addressing Long-term School Closure

The School District of Janesville used GEER grant funds to support the growth of virtual learning in our district due to COVID-19.  Many students chose to move to virtual learning because of the pandemic which required a significant increase in virtual learning staff.  We will ensure that no student or teacher will be denied participation based on gender, race, national origin, disability or age.

GEER Expenditures

Staff, 21.96 Full Time: $1,300,720.74*
Indirect costs; $72,105.04

* Comprised of Teaching personnel

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE & RELIEF SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS (CRRSA) ACT

Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Education Relief Fund (ESSER II) 

  • School District of Janesville $7,421,098
  • Grant Timeline, March 13, 2020 > September 20, 2023
  • District Timeline, July 1, 2021 > September 30, 2023

Focus Areas

District Addressing Long-term School Closure

The School District of Janesville will use ESSER II grant funds to support the growth of virtual learning in our district due to COVID-19. We will also use grant funds to address lower class sizes at the elementary level for greater access to learning fundamental skills and maintain access to academic pathways at the high school level disrupted due to COVID-19.  We will also use grant funds to provide academic interventions, especially in the core areas of Math and Reading.  We will use funds to focus on curriculum development/modification to address the curriculum issues arising due to loss of learning.  We will ensure that no student or teacher will be denied participation based on gender, race, national origin, disability or age.

District Preparedness & Response to COVID-19

Cleaning the schools, providing sanitation and prevention supplies and equipment including hand sanitizer and disinfectant sprayers, providing personal protective equipment and apparel including face masks, shields and gloves, providing supplies, equipment and furniture to encourage social distancing, adding no touch water filling stations and other equipment to reduce touch points, and paying for extra transportation routes for social distancing will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among all students, staff, and families. We will ensure that no student or teacher will be denied participation based on gender, race, national origin, disability or age.

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (ARP) ACT

Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Education Relief Fund (ESSER III)

  • School District of Janesville $16,665,748
  • District Timeline, July 1, 2021 > September 30, 2024
  • Focus Areas to be completed when ESSER III Plan has been submitted

ESSER III Plan Timeline:

  • January 15 - 23, 2022 - ESSER III Plan Survey sent out for stakeholder feedback
  • January 24, 2022 - Safe Return to In Person Instruction/Continuity of Services Plan Posted to District Website for Public Comment
  • February 22, 2022 - ESSER III Plan Presentation to School District of Janesville Board of Education
  • By March 11, 2022 - ESSER III Plan submitted to Department of Public Instruction

Questions/Comments about the information posted to this page may be directed to esser@janesville.k12.wi.us.