The already significant disparities in educational opportunity have been exacerbated by the pandemic, leaving K–12 districts nationwide prioritizing engagement and attendance for their most vulnerable students and families. The unprecedented flexibility allocating federal relief spending will enable districts to address these crucial needs.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act
(Established ESSER funds)
Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act
American Rescue Plan
Stabilizing school operations
Making investments for permanent improvement
The allowable use of these funds is broader than previous legislation, enabling local districts to directly address the needs of their students, teachers, and communities.
Most “supplement not supplant” provisions found in ESSA Title I are waived for these allocations. Districts can and should invest in ensuring students are present and accounted for this summer and beyond.
Get ahead of attendance, now. EveryDay Labs delivers an evidence-based absence prevention program. With the only K–12 intervention with Strong Evidence under ESSA, we help districts engage disconnected students and families and increase attendance by changing attendance behavior via multichannel nudges to lay the foundation for learning.
We've curated resources to help make it easier to understand how to use federal funds to mitigate barriers to learning. Check back often for updates.