Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/13/2021 - 6:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Info/Action
Subject: 18.3 Review and Potential Approval of th ESSER III Plan
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 2: High quality, culturally proficient, and responsive staff will provide engaging instruction respectful of all students' backgrounds to ensure they are college and/or career ready.
Goal 3: Parents, family, and community will be informed, engaged and empowered as partners with Mt. Diablo Unified to support student learning.
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
Policy:
Enclosure ESSER III Plan
Safe Return to In Person Instruction LEA Plan
File Attachment:
MDUSD Safe Return Plan.pdf
ESSER III Plan 10-8-21.pdf
Summary: U.S. Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP), which was signed into law on March 11, 2021. Funds were designated for districts based on an LEA's share of funding received under Title I, Part A. In order to spend the funds, a district must have a board approved spending plan, with all funds committed by September 30, 2024. The intent of the funds are to address strategies for continuous and safe in person learning, addressing lost instructional time, and the use of remaining funds based on the parameters outlined by the US Department of Education.

Input for the plan included data collection during the design of the Local Control Accountability Plan, AB86 Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant, a stakeholder survey, and input from board recognized groups including the Budget Advisory, DELAC, Parent Advisory Committee, and Community Advisory Committee.

MDUSD applied for the funds in late September in order to complete the plan within 30 days, as is required by the grant. Upon approval, the plan will be submitted to the Contra County Office of Education and then the State of California. The funds will be disbursed over the three years of the grant.

The funds can be spent as follows and require a very detailed reporting process that is subject to Federal Program Monitoring. A minimum of 20% of the funds are to be reserved for learning loss to address the impact of lost instructional time. The funding source is also subject to indirect costs.
o Any activity authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965;
o Any activity authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA);
o Any activity authorized by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act;
o Any activity authorized by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006;
o Coordination of preparedness and response efforts of LEAs with State, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments, and other relevant agencies, to improve coordinated responses among such entities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19;
o Activities to address the unique needs of low-income students, students with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, homeless students, and foster youth, including how outreach and service delivery will meet the needs of each population;
o Developing and implementing procedures and systems to improve the preparedness and response efforts of LEAs;
o Training and professional development for staff of the LEA on sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases;
o Purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean the facilities of an LEA, including buildings operated by such agency;
o Planning for, coordinating, and implementing activities during long-term closures, including providing meals to eligible students, providing technology for online learning to all students, providing guidance for carrying out requirements under IDEA, and ensuring other educational services can continue to be provided consistent with all Federal, State, and local requirements;
o Purchasing education technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) for students who are served by the LEA that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors, including low-income students and children with disabilities, which may include assistive technology or adaptive equipment;
o Providing mental health services and supports, including through the implementation of evidence-based full-service community schools;
o Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental after school programs, including providing classroom instruction or online learning during the summer months and addressing the needs of underserved students;
o Addressing learning loss among students, including underserved students, by:
 Administering and using high-quality assessments that are valid and reliable, to accurately ass
Funding: American Rescue Plan Act - Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief Act (ESSER III)
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation: Move to approve ESSER III Plan
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Niccole Helton - Administrative Assistant
Signed By:
Dr. Lisa Gonzales - Chief Business Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Debra Mason seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to approve ESSER III Plan'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Erin McFerrin     Yes