Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) - School Plans

ESSER III School Plans

If you are looking for additional school information or need to review a school plan in another language, please contact your school’s principal.

Last fall, Fairfax County Public Schools was awarded $188.8 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds. The purpose of the ESSER III Fund is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools, and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the nation’s students by addressing students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs.

Our schools are receiving a portion of ESSER funding to support unfinished learning and student wellness. Each school has submitted a School Improvement and Innovation Plan (SIIP) which has been reviewed and approved by region and ESSER leadership teams.

For academics, all schools have written a plan to ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For wellness, each school has written a plan to promote student wellness by using Morning Meeting and Closing Circles (elementary schools) or Responsive Advisory Meetings (middle and high schools) and CASEL’s 3 Signature Practices. A breakdown of proposed ESSER spending at each school is available for academics and wellness.

These are comprehensive school plans that include goals, strategies, and actions in areas beyond English, Mathematics, and Wellness.  Plans will be updated periodically throughout the school year.