Esser Funding Support for Remote Learning
Everything you need to know about Esser funding, a package created to support schools throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Covid- 19 relief – Esser Funding
It is safe to say that the last two years whilst the dreaded coronavirus pandemic has had us all cooped up inside, isolated from family and friends and living a strange version of our normal life, has made us all feel a bit upside down and has hit many of us hard.
Some of us got to work from home, some of us were unable to work, our kids couldn’t attend school, some kids were offered remote learning whilst others became TikTok famous making more money in a month than most of us do in a year, simply for sweating out the latest dance trends, eating random foods via an array of emojis, and transitioning here, there, and everywhere with make-up, ring lights and pure creativity. But hey good for them, right!
For the majority, school was out for summer – and many months after that! In March 2021 the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law, this unprecedented $1.9 trillion package of assistance measures meant that funds were provided to State educational agencies and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools during the pandemic. Meaning our kids could get back to school!
Elementary and Secondary School Relief
Let’s go back a little. In March 2020, the first batch of Esser funds was part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security or CARES Act, where $13.5 billion was set aside to be spent on elementary and secondary school emergency relief. The CARES Act created the Esser fund.
This was then followed by Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act otherwise known as CRRSA who allocated an additional $54.4 billion for Esser in December 2020. This created the Esser II fund. The most recent package which also includes more funds for Esser was passed in March 2021. The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act added just under $123 billion which is known as the Esser III fund.
Naturally this money comes with some strings attached. It has an expiration date on when it can be spent and in what capacity. Esser II and Esser III funds must be used by September 30 2022 and September 30 2023.
The Department of Education is monitoring how the money is spent; however, schools do have relatively free reign on how they wish to spend the Esser II and Esser III funds. What does this mean for you and your school? Senso cloud could be the solution you’ve been waiting for!
Senso & Esser funds
What is Senso you might ask? Senso is the cloud-based platform for device monitoring and management in K12 Education.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one software for Classroom, Student Safety, Web Filtering, Network and Asset Management to integrate into your school then Senso Cloud is the perfect option. Perfect for managing and monitoring any Windows, Chrome and iOS from a centralized Web portal, meaning it can be used anywhere, at any time.
Remote learning in mind? Senso is ideal.
From summer 2021 until present, many schools have used the Esser funds to purchase Senso to help set up students with remote learning. This enables remote monitoring and management. Remote learning aside, Senso also offers schools classroom management, device monitoring and content filtering should you choose this option.
Do you want more information on what Senso can do for you and your school? Get in touch, book a demo and see why so many schools have already purchased Senso software. We’d love to hear from you!