District 88 plan for ARP ESSER Funds

What is ARP ESSER?
The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, enacted on March 11, 2021, provides a total of nearly $122 billion to states and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students.

How does District 88 plan to allocate ARP ESSER funds?

  • Supports for students as they return to in-person learning, to help establish a sense of belonging and encourage each child to find success

  • Additional coaching positions to foster inclusion of students to bridge the return to in-person learning

  • The expansion of the afterschool tutoring program

  • Purchase of instructional materials to address learning loss and to support the return to in-person learning

  • Additional teacher aides in the District 88 Transition Program, which helps individuals who have disabilities learn life skills, obtain job training in a community setting and transition to life after District 88

Feedback survey
District 88 is providing a survey for stakeholders to offer feedback regarding the district’s plan to allocate ESSER funds. The following form will be open until Sept. 16.