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Data shows that the pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning, both across the country and in Hillsboro ISD.  The American Rescue Plan was signed into law in March 2021 and included $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for school districts across the country, which is the single largest investment in federal elementary and secondary education in the nation’s history.  Hillsboro ISD applied for and received a portion of that additional funding.


General grant specifics are as follows:

  • Grant Timeframe:  Grant expires September 30, 2023.  If needed, districts can carry over unused funds and be allowed to continue spending until September 30, 2024.

  • Districts will be required to follow all federal, state, and local regulations and requirements for federal grant administration and fiscal spending of funds.

  • ARP ESSER III Purpose:  Grant funds should be used to respond to the pandemic and to address student learning loss as a result of COVID 19.  Hillsboro ISD will be taking feedback from all of our educational stakeholders (parents/community, students, parents, teachers/staff, and school/district/board leadership) to create our ESSER III plan.

  • Total ESSER III funds allocated to Hillsboro ISD = $4,183,879