Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief 3.0 (ESSER 3.0) Fund provides a total of nearly $122 billion to states and local educational agencies (LEAs) to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation's students.

Weakley County Schools created a new role to oversee ESSER data collection and administration. Angie Rushing is serving as the ESSER 3.0 director. The county is set to receive $8,694,049.

These funds can help with learning loss, and address the socio-emotional and mental health needs of all students, particularly underrepresented students. Examples include providing the resources needed to make up for lost time in the classroom; making school facility repairs and improvements to reduce the risk of virus transmission; addressing learning acceleration via technology; providing mental health services & supports such as counseling services, more social workers, teacher advisors, and behavior classrooms.

Community engagement is required. If you would like to comment on the plans you see here, please email Angie Rushing at angie.rushing@wcsk12tn.net.