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 mickie.jackson@fairfieldisd.org or call 903-389-3523. Si lo requiere, la traducción en Español estarán desponible. Llama mickie.jackson@fairfieldisd.org or 903-389-3523


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 use of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) grant.

The meeting will take place at 6:00 on Monday, August 8th, 2022. 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.


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, 2022
  • Next Review and Public Hearing: August 8, 2022
Stakeholder Input Survey - English Stakeholder Input Survey - Spanish
  • August 8, 2022 Public Hearing:
FISD Board Meeting Agenda 8-8-22 Review and Public Hearing Presentation


Reviews

Initial ESSER Planning

Survey

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.

Resources

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:

  • Professional Development: comprehensive Reading Academies, high-quality instructional materials, dyslexia training, professional development stipends, technology integration training;

  • Extended Instructional Time: extended day, extended year, high-dosage tutoring, summer learning;

  • Staffing: tutors, reduced class sizes, small group instruction, staff retention and recruitment incentive pay, after school enrichment programs, instructional coaching and leadership;

  • Facilities: ventilation, cleaning, HVAC systems, specialized instructional spaces;

  • Technology: devices, infrastructure upgrades, learning management systems, digital tools, educational application;

  • Mental Health and Behavioral Supports: social workers, at-risk coordinators, additional counseling services, teacher training and programming, wrap-around and community partnerships.


Civil Rights Organizations

  • Tribes

    • Via a Google search, it was determined that Fairfield ISD does not contain any Native American Tribes.

  • Civil Rights Organizations

    • Via a Google search, it was determined that Fairfield ISD does not contain any Civil Rights Organizations.