The American Rescue Plan Act, passed on March 11, 2021, provided $122.7 billion in supplemental ESSER funding, known as the ESSER III fund. Bishop CISD, along with all schools across the United States, have been given the opportunity to apply for grant funding to offset expenses as a result of the recent pandemic (COVID-19). There are fifteen (15) allowable expenses. With input from the community, school board members, parents, teachers, administrators and students via survey, Zoom meetings, school board meetings and a public input community meeting, it has been determined that the three Bishop CISD priorities for ESSER III funding are: 

    1. Safe return of students to face-to-face instruction
    2. Accelerating instruction to recover learning loss occurring as a result of the pandemic
    3. Social/Emotional support of students 

    If approved, Bishop CISD will receive $2,595,518 to be expensed in academic years 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24. Total grant will be divided evenly over the course of the grant period as follows:

     Year 1            2021-22                     $865,173

    Year 2            2022-23                     $865,173 (plus any rollover from Year 1)

    Year 3            2023-24                     $865,172 (plus any rollover from Year 2)

     The following link will take you to the ESSER III spending plan for Bishop High School, Lillion Luehrs Junior High, Bishop Elementary, Bishop Primary and Petronila Elementary.

     ESSER III Spending Plan   

    Safe Return to In-Person Instruction