ESSER Guidance for School Staffing, Spending, and Scheduling

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The three-year infusion of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds from the federal government provided a unique opportunity for districts to support school recovery and redesign. But with districts busy putting out fires, ESSER guidance for school staffing, spending, and scheduling was needed to implement meaningful strategies and programming. These detailed guides provide a blueprint for how to organize resources with a “Do Now, Build Toward” mindset — addressing urgent student needs now by choosing doable starting points, and designing changes with a sustainable long-term vision in mind.