• What is Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funding?

    The ARP ESSER III (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III) Grant Program was authorized in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) of 2021.

    As a part of ESSER III, Lubbock ISD is allocated $75 million in funding to use through September 2024. At least 20% of those funds must be used to address learning loss.

    ESSER III can fund academic supports, social-emotional supports, health/safety, and continuity of services.

    Lubbock ISD plans to use ESSER funds in categories that align with TEA's guidelines: teacher support, rigorous instructional materials, more time for learning, empowered parents, and other supports. We will also adapt our plan as we learn what is most impactful for our students and staff.

    As the largest school district in Lubbock County, the Lubbock Independent School District serves more than 26,000 students at 51 schools and specialty campuses with the mission of preparing students for life by nurturing, developing, and inspiring every child, every day in Lubbock ISD.