Last Updated: 1/24/2022 2:40 PM
ESSER 3.0 Funding Information


Elizabethton City Schools is receiving a 5.66-million-dollar funding allocation through the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, enacted on March 11, 2021. Funds are designated for one-time or short-term expenditures to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students. Our priority has been and will remain providing safe, in-person learning for all students. In order to develop a plan for the use of ESSER III funds, your input is necessary and crucial to our collective progress. 

The documents linked below outline Elizabethton City Schools proposed plan for the use of ESSER III funds determined by a thoroughly conducted needs assessment and feedback gathered through surveys and public meetings. To provide additional input for the proposed Federal Relief Spending Plan and the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan, please email: .For additional translations or an alternative format to accommodate an individual with a disability as defined by the ADA, please contact Marsha Taylor, Federal Programs Assistant, at 423-547-8000 ext. 8023. 

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ECS Needs Assessment:   (English)    (Spanish)  

ECS Community Engagement Checklist:   (English)    (Spanish)

ECS Safe Return and Continuity of Services Plan:  (English)  (Spanish)

ECS Safe Return and Continuity of Services Plan Addendum:  (English)  (Spanish)

ECS Public Plan:    (English)  (Spanish)

ECS Public Plan Addendum:   (English)   (Spanish)

ECS Foundational Literacy Skills Plan


ESSER 3.0 Community Stakeholder Survey
Elizabethton City Schools is receiving approximately $5.66 million as part of the federal American Rescue Plan for schools.  We are seeking public feedback on our proposed application to the Tennessee Department of Education for federal ESSER 3.0 funds.
This survey is seeking your feedback and suggestions as to best budget these funds. The law requires that the funds be budgeted in one of the following categories:   
 1. Addressing Learning Loss: Coordinators, Summer, Supplemental After School, and Tutoring   
 2. Addressing Learning Acceleration: Summer, Supplemental After School, and Tutoring   
 3. Addressing Facility Needs and Deferred Maintenance/Infrastructure  
 4. Purchasing Education Technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity)   
 5. Addressing the Unique Needs of Special Populations   
 6. School Facility Repairs   
 7. Providing Mental Health Supports  
 8. High Quality Instructional Materials for Math Adoption   
 9. High Quality Instructional Materials for Early Literacy 
10. Public Health Coordination and Protocols 
11. Conducting Other Necessary Activities 
12. Indirect Cost
13. Administrative Cost 
Proposed use of ESSER 3.0 Funds:
• LEARNING LOSS PROVISIONS - school-based intervention programs, class size reduction
• WHOLE STUDENT SUPPORTS - counseling, mental health therapy, behavioral and attendance support
• FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS – additional classrooms at TAD
• INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS – literacy, math, and SPED materials
• OTHER NECESSARY ACTIVITIES - instructional technology support  We value your input.
Thank you in advance for participating in this short survey. Responses will be due by 4 p.m. on Monday July 5, 2021.
Click below for the Survey Link