ESSER 3.0 Funds

  • Williamson County Schools developed a plan for the use of approximately $5 million in Elementary and Secondary School Relief (ESSER) Funds. As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), these funds are being provided to State educational agencies and school districts to help sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nations’s students. The ESSER 3.0 plan was approved on September 28, 2021.

ESSER Documents

      ESSER Proposed Plan

      • District staff members presented the WCSB in addition to holding two public meetings on June 25 and June 29 to gather input on how to use the funds. 

        The proposed ESSER III application has been completed and was filed with the State by the August 27, 2021 deadline. During the School Board’s August 2021 work session, this proposal was presented for Board approval at the regular August School Board meeting. ESSER III guidance has been to focus the funding on learning loss as a result of the impact of COVID-19 and the overall health of our students. WCS was allocated $5,222,354.19 in total that can be spent over the next three years.

        ESSER Proposed Plan

      Presentation Information

      • In this presentation, WCS Executive Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Professional Development Laurette Carle explains the district's proposal for the use of approximately $5 million in Elementary and Secondary School Relief (ESSER) Funds.

      • Presentation Script

      Determining a Plan

      • Williamson County Schools applied to the state with our plan by the August 27, 2021 deadline.


      • Allowable Uses for ESSER 3.0

      • Fund Availability

      • Highest Needs Identified by WCS Leadership for ESSER 3.0

      • Learning Loss Defined

      • Tennessee Overview of ESSER Funds

      • WCS Allocations

      • WCS Evidence of Learning Loss