ESSER III Grant Implementation Plan

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, was enacted on March 11, 2021. The ARP Act provides additional funding for school districts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Education portion of ARP is known as the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III or ARP ESSER) Fund. The purpose of the ESSER III fund is to support the safe reopening and sustaining safe operations of schools while meeting students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Berkley Public School is applying ESSER III funds to additional staff members (BPS School Adjustment Counselor, Reading and Math Interventionists), Social Emotional Screener, professional development, curriculum development, and materials that are equitable across all schools and that impact all students. The ESSER III funds will support the inclusive in-person return to school and accelerate learning for all students. 

CLICK HERE to access the ESSER III Implementation Plan submitted to DESE.