ESSER II

  • The second ESSER grant, which was funded by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act on December 27, 2020. 

    Through ESSER II, a total of $54.3 billion was added to the ESSER fund by the U.S. Department of Education to state educational agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs), including school districts, with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation.

    WCSD's allocation of ESSER II funding is $34,386,079, with a spending deadline of September 30, 2023.  The Board of Trustees approved the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER II) under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) Act for $34,386,079 on May 25, 2021.

    WCSD ESSER II funding supports activities to address the unique needs of students particularly impacted by COVID-19 with a focus on accelerated learning and student well-being.


ESSER II Spending Categories

  • Note: Items followed by this symbol are also funded by ESSER III.  For example, Summer School was funded by ESSER II in 2021, and will be funded by ESSER III in 2022. Student learning provides services directly to students to address academic recovery. Student well-being provides services directly to students to address social, emotional, and mental support. Teacher support provides services directly to teachers. Family support provides services directly to families. District support provides services district-wide in support of funding goals. Other support provides services to charter schools and other mandatory costs. 

Student Learning $19.49M

Student Well-Being $1.53M

    • Crisis CounselorStudent Well-being Icon
      Assists school counselors in times of crisis management 
    • RALLY Program
      Provides additional staff to schools to address student well-being, 6-12

Teacher Support $5.38M

Family Support $700K

District Support $5.64M

Other Support $1.63M