American Rescue Plan Act - Emergency Relief Fund

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III)




Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

Pasadena ISD has submitted an application for $147 million in one-time federal funding to address needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to receive the funds, the district has submitted an application to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) expressing its intentions for the funds should the application be approved.

Funds can be used to cover expenses that were incurred starting March 13, 2020 and that may continue to arise through September 30, 2024.

For additional information, please view the PDFs below:




Timeline

  • April 27, 2021: TEA released amounts districts are eligible for
  • April 28, 2021: TEA released updated grant application for school districts
  • May 11, 2021: Special Programs Leadership Meeting
  • May 17, 2021: Behavior Response Team Meeting
  • May 18, 2021: Planning of Safe Schools Reopening ESSER III Meeting
  • May 19, 2021: Use of Funds Plan Meeting
    • DeeAnn Powell, Superintendent
    • Karen Hickman, Deputy Superintendent
    • Gloria Gallegos, Associate Superintendent
    • Carla Merka, Chief Financial Officer
  • May 24, 2021: ESSER III Survey Opens
  • May 25, 2021: Accelerated Center of Education Coordinator Meeting
  • May 27, 2021: District Education Committee Meeting
  • May 28, 2021: Special Programs Staff Meeting
  • June 3, 2021: Public Meeting via Zoom and Face-to-Face
  • June 3, 2021: PISD Community and Business Partner Meeting
  • June 4, 2021: ESSER III Meeting with Spanish Speaking Parents Only
  • June 7, 2021: Use of Funds and Safe School Reopening Plan Meeting
    • DeeAnn Powell, Superintendent
    • Karen Hickman, Deputy Superintendent
    • Gloria Gallegos, Associate Superintendent
    • Carla Merka, Chief Financial Officer
  • June 8, 2021: Private Non-Profit School Meeting
  • June 11, 2021: ESSER III Survey Closes
  • July 7, 2021: PISD Submission of ESSER III Application
  • July 16, 2021: PISD receives Notice of Grant Award




Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan

The American Rescue Plan Act requires that school districts make their Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan available to the public online. The plans must be in an understandable and uniform format; to the extent practicable, and written in a language that parents can understand. Alternatively, the plan may be orally translated or provided in an alternative accessible format upon request.

Pasadena ISD teams will continue to work collaboratively with stakeholders, principals, staff, parents, students and community members to review and refine our plans throughout the year.

For additional information, please view the PDF below:



To learn more about Pasadena ISD’s Back to School procedures please visit our COVID Health & Safety Protocols page below.

Covid Protocols