ESSER Funds Support WCSD Students as Recovery from COVID Pandemic Continues

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Campbell

ESSER Funds Support WCSD Students as Recovery from COVID Pandemic Continues

What: The Washoe County School District will receive a total of $77 million in funding from ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) as part of the American Rescue Plan. After gathering input from the community, WCSD is using this funding to provide significant additional resources to support students’ social-emotional needs and assist with academic recovery and success over the next three years.

One of the programs supported by ESSER funding is the hiring and training of Learning Facilitators who work directly with students and staff members in each school, providing one-on-one support.

Media partners are invited to meeting Learning Facilitator Amy Benham-Bookey and learn more about her mission to support the students and staff members at Glenn Duncan STEM Academy as they recover from the effects of the COVID pandemic.

**ESSER Project Manager Adriana Publico, students, and staff members will also be available for brief interviews during the hourlong media opportunity.

When: Thursday, February 10

            9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Where: Glenn Duncan STEM Academy

              1200 Montello St.


Details: ESSER funding will help WCSD support a variety of programs that are tailored to the needs of each school community including tutoring, summer school, graduation advocates, attendance personnel, school psychologists, counselors, Equity & Diversity personnel, and social workers.

The District is assessing needs at each school and using this crucial funding to direct resources where they’re needed.


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