ESSER Information

Data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning, both across the country and in Fairfield ISD.

Fairfield ISD is launching a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process to help determine how it should potentially spend additional federal dollars to address unfinished learning and COVID-19 recovery. 

The American Rescue Plan signed into law in March 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. Fairfield ISD has applied for some of that additional funding and is slated to receive 2.4 million. 

See the Return to In Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan  , which will continued to be updated throughout the summer as needed based on updated recommendations.

Regresar al Plan de Instrucción en Persona y Continuidad de Servicios - Spanish 

If you have difficulty accessing the information in this document because of a disability or would like to have the document orally translated, please email or call 903-389-2532. Si lo requiere, la traducción en Español estarán desponible. Llama or 903-389-2532

Next Public Hearing

The Fairfield ISD Board of Trustees, in their regular monthly meeting, will be providing an opportunity for public input into the district's Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan and use of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) grant.

The meeting will take place at 6:00 on Monday,  February 13 th, 2023. The meeting will be held at the FISD Administration Building, 615 Post Oak, Fairfield, TX 75840. For questions, please contact Mickie Jackson at (903) 389-2532.

The school community is also welcome to submit feedback using the following forms:

Stakeholder Input Survey_English

Stakeholder Input Survey_Spanish

Review Timeline:

Return to In Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan Review June 3, 2021Public Hearing: June 21, 2021 Minutes from FISD Board MeetingGrant Awarded: 8/9/2021Posted Date: 9/9/2021DEIC Review of RIPICS plan:  January 26, 2022 Agenda   Minutes    Sign-in SheetReview and Public Hearing: February 15, 2022 Minutes from FISD Board MeetingDEIC ESSER Needs Assessment: May 3, 2022DEIC ESSER Needs Assessment: June 6, 2022RIPICS Review and Public Hearing: August 8, 2022 Stakeholder Input Survey - English Stakeholder Input Survey - Spanish     FISD Board Meeting Agenda 8-8-22 Review and Public Hearing Presentation DEIC Review of RIPICS: January 25, 2023RIPICS Review and Public Hearing: February 14, 2023    Stakeholder Input Survey_English  Stakeholder Input Survey_Spanish   ESSER III Public Hearing Presentation    Minutes from FISD Board Meeting 


Initial ESSER Planning


All parents, district employees, students, and community members are urged to complete a survey to help the district determine what to prioritize with the potential ESSER funds. School districts are limited what they can use ESSER funds to support. 


ESSER collaboration invitations included families, students, district administrators, Pleasant Hills Children's Home, Bi-County Special Education Coop, Representative students in special populations such as: English language learners, foster care, migrant students, students that are incarcerated, and underserved students.  

Are there recommended uses of ESSER III funds that will assist LEAs in addressing the impact of the COVID pandemic and disruptions leading to learning loss? 

While keeping in mind the purpose and requirements under ESSER III related to accelerating student learning, TEA strongly encourages school systems to plan for how to use these one-time federal funds expeditiously over the entire covered period to facilitate a more comprehensive long-term approach to learning acceleration. This may include aligned strategies that are currently part of a district’s current plans and strategies. A qualitative review of draft local learning acceleration plans revealed the following trends and suggestions, including but not limited to:

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