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ESSER II

The second ESSER grant, which was funded by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act on December 27, 2020. 

Purpose: to address the impact the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 has had, and continues to have on elementary and secondary schools in Florida.  This includes helping school districts safely reopen schools, restore and maintain high-quality learning environments, measure and effectively address significant learning loss, and take actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the students and families who depend on our K-12 schools.

OCPS’s allocation of ESSER I funding is $244,651,865 with a spending deadline of September 30, 2023.

 


ESSER II Application Categories

 

Advance Lump Sum

  The lump sum allocation is provided for any allowable purpose under ESSER II. In accordance with Line 116A of the General Appropriations Act, the department will submit a legislative budget amendment that includes detailed information about how each local educational agency will be expending its funds in compliance with the provisions of the ESSER II program under CRRSA. Awards are contingent upon legislative approval of the budget amendment.



Non Enrollment Assistance

The Non-Enrollment Assistance is provided to locate unaccounted students within the school district, as provided in the General Appropriations Act (2021) (GAA) and its implementing legislation. The term "unaccounted student" means a student who:

(a) Was enrolled in a district or charter school in the 2019-2020 academic year but was not counted in either the October 2020 full-time equivalent student membership survey or the February 2021 full-time equivalent student membership survey and for whom the school district or charter school does not have a record of the student's withdrawal from the district or charter school; or

(b) Completed enrollment at a district or charter school for the 2020-2021 academic year but was not counted in either the October 2020 full-time equivalent student membership survey or the February 2021 full- time equivalent student membership survey and for whom the school district or charter school does not have record of the student delaying enrollment until the 2021-2022 academic year.

After addressing the needs of the district in locating and enrolling unaccounted students within the school, LEAs may spend remaining ESSER II funds allocated herein on any allowable activity

 

Academic Acceleration

The Academic Acceleration allocation is provided to remediate the learning loss among kindergarten through grade 12 students, including, but not limited to, students with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, students who attended virtual classes or classes offered through an online learning environment during the 2020-2021 school year, and children and youth in foster care. In implementing its Academic Acceleration program, each school district shall: 


(a) Use pre-assessments and post-assessments that are valid and reliable and have been approved by the Department of Education to assess students' academic progress and assist classroom teachers in meeting the students' academic needs through differentiating instruction; 


(b) Implement evidence-based interventions to meet the comprehensive needs of students by using in classroom instruction both during and outside of the regular school day and year;

(c) Use classroom teachers who have received professional development on the use of a multi-tiered system of supports;



Technology

The Technology Assistance allocation is for the costs associated with purchasing educational technology, including hardware, software and connectivity, for students that aid in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom teacher, including low-income students and students with disabilities which may include assistive technology or adaptive equipment.

 



Balance of Lump Sum

To address the impact that COVID-19 has had and continues to have on elementary and secondary schools. This includes helping schools safely reopen, restore, and maintain high-quality learning environments, measure and effectively address significant learning loss and take actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the students and families who depend on our K-12 schools.


 

Contact Info

Beth Wood
Senior Manager
407-317-3200 Ext. 200-2852

Keely Kenny
Finance Specialist
407-317-3200 Ext. 200-2844

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ESSER Applications

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ESSER III Application

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