ESSER III

In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) was signed into law by President Biden and included $122 billion Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) funds for K-12 school districts throughout the United States. Blum ISD has been allocated $372,090 one-time dollars to use over the next three years. At least 20% of the federal dollars must be used to address learning loss stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The information provided here will be continuously updated to keep our community informed of how the district plans to utilize the funding that will provide the maximum benefit for Blum ISD students.

ESSER III Plans

Updated on 1/11/22

2021-2022 Safe Return and Continuity of Service Plans (12/13/21)

Spanish version Safe Return and Continuity of Service Plans

ESSER III/II Use of Funds Plan

Spanish Use of Funds

2020-2021 Safe Return and Continuity of Services Plan

Spanish version of Safe Return

Blum ISD Board Meetings where ESSER III was discussed:

6/21/21 Agenda & Minutes
12/13/21 Agenda & Minutes
2/14/22



For questions or comments, please contact: 
Julie Leverett @ [email protected]


ESSER III Committee Members:

Julie Leverett, Special Ed Director/parent
Lauren McPherson, Counselor/parent
Chantelle Hurt, Secondary Principal
Mark Brandenberger, Elementary Principal
Jeff Sanders, Superintendent/parent
DeeAnn Bellinger, Bookkeeper/Payroll
Paula French, PEIMS
Kathy Groppel, Educational Consultant
Hannah Buford, teacher
Elsa Scott, community member
Richard McPherson, community member
Steve Gant, community member
Denver Vardeman, community member/parent
Joe Maxwell, community member
Jamie Koonsman, community member/parent
Jonathan Arrington, community member/parent
Kinsley McPherson, student
Luke Leverett, student

Resources and Documents

TEA Release of Funds
American Rescue Plan Act
Blum ESSER Survey Results
February 2022 Board Packet