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 9/2/22
2022-2023 Safe Return and Continuity of Service Plans

2022-2023 Safe Return and Continuity of Service Plans - Spanish

2022-2023 ESSER II Use of Funds Plan

2022-2023 ESSER III Use of Funds Plan



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
8/29/22 Agenda & Minutes


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


ESSER III Committee Members:

Julie Leverett, Special Education Director/Parent
Lauren McPherson, Counselor/Parent
Chantelle Hurt, Principal
Ryan Cook, Assistant Principal
Jeff Sanders, Superintendent/Parent
Deeann Bellinger, Bookkeeper/Payroll
Paula French, PEIMS
Kathy Groppel, Education Consultant
Brittani Hamilton-Mendez, Special Education Teacher/Parent
Elsa Scott, Community Member
Richard McPherson, Community Member
Steve Gant, Community Member
Denver Vardeman, Community Member
Joe Maxwell, Community Member
Jamie Koonsman, Community Member/Parent
Jonathan Arrington, Community Member/Parent
Kinsley McPherson, Student
Luke Leverett, Student
Payden Sanders, Student

Resources and Documents

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