What is ESSER?
The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, commonly known as ESSER, has been created for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools and 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.
Three separate pieces of federal legislation funded ESSER I, ESSER II, and ESSER III, in order to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by addressing students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, and considering the unique needs of student groups most negatively impacted by the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to students from historically underrepresented populations, students who are English Learners, students with disabilities, students from families experiencing poverty, children and youth in foster care, and students experiencing homelessness.
ESSER is the single largest targeted investment in K-12 public education in the history of our nation. Washoe County School District's total allocation of ESSER funding is just over $122 million, to be spent by September 30, 2024.
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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility
The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities. For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.
El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility
Para más información visite Civil Rights Compliance Department page.