Millard School District’s Recommended Use of ESSER Funds

Your suggestions and/or input are welcome. Please email the Superintendent at

The Millard School District has been allocated $2.942 million to assist with Covid expenses and impact alleviation.  These funds come under ESSER, or the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds.  These funds come with restrictions in their use, and can only be allocated for specific purposes.  Specifically, ARP ESSER funds may be used to develop strategies and implement public health protocols including, to the greatest extent practicable, policies in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on reopening and operating schools to effectively maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other staff, as well as:

• coordinating preparedness and response efforts with State, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19;

• training and professional development on sanitizing and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases;

• purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean the LEA’s facilities;

• repairing and improving school facilities to reduce risk of virus transmission and exposure to environmental health hazards;

• improving indoor air quality;

• addressing the needs of children from low-income families, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and foster care youth;

• developing and implementing procedures and systems to improve the preparedness and response efforts of LEAs;

• planning for or implementing activities during long-term closures, including providing meals to eligible students and providing technology for online learning;

• purchasing educational technology (including hardware, software, connectivity, assistive technology, and adaptive equipment) for students that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors, including students from low-income families and children with disabilities;

• providing mental health services and supports, including through the implementation of evidence based full-service community schools and the hiring of counselors;

• planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental after-school programs;

• addressing learning loss; and

• other activities that are necessary to maintain operation of and continuity of and services, including continuing to employ existing or hiring new LEA and school staff

Based on these guidelines, we have created a list of possible uses that will move our district goals forward, while meeting the requirement of the funds.  This list has been created with the input of our school and district leaders, and we invite the input of our public and our teachers.  Please review this draft list and feel free to offer suggestions or input on this list to the Superintendent at  We will be adjusting the list as the price quotes for the various items are received and as we receive your input.  Our intention is that this list will be finalized by the Board in the August 12th School Board Meeting.   


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