Mansfield ISD is receiving federal stimulus dollars to help offset unexpected costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020 and 2021, Congress passed three stimulus bills that provided nearly $190.5 billion to the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Education Relief (ESSER) Fund.
The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER or ESSER III) Fund was passed in March 2021, under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 and is expected to provide approximately $11.177 billion to Texas school districts.
ESSER III focuses on school districts safely reopening and sustaining the safe operation of schools while also addressing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students.
Mansfield ISD expects to receive a total of $29,520,324 in ESSER III funds.
To help determine how to use the ESSER III funds, MISD sought input from its stakeholders through a public survey and meeting. (The results of the survey and the public forum were conducted in a June 8 called board meeting.)
Based on this input, we are seeking to apply this one-time funding in the following areas:
- Technology equipment and resources to enhance online learning for all students
- Additional staff to assist with student learning
- Summer learning programs to address learning gaps for students
- Parent support for the mental health of students through programs and activities
- Training and professional development for staff
For details on our plans and the allocation of funds, view the following files and pages:
This page focuses on ESSER III funds; all allocations are subject to change.