Big Spring ISD will hold a public meeting on Monday, June 7, 2021, in the Big Spring High School library at 6:00 p.m. to allow the community of Big Spring to have input in the district’s plans for the American Rescue Plan ESSER III funds.
ESSER stands for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, a federal grant that had been authorized through the CARES Act that had been signed into law in 2020.
In last month’s meeting of the Big Spring ISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Jay McWilliams advised board members that BSISD would be receiving approximately $9.6 million and that two-thirds, just over $6 million, of that funding had been immediately released. The other one-third is being held until the State of Texas submits a state plan to the U.S. Dept. of Education. The use of these funds will be prioritized for health and safety, technology, and at least 20 percent, or about $1.3 million, must be used, strictly, on student learning/student outcomes.
BSISD invites the community to offer input on the district's plans for ESSER III funds on Monday, June 7th.