For the past few years, school districts across the country have been strategically allocating their ESSER funds to implement evidence-based practices and accelerate student learning.
But when the ESSER spending window expires in September 2024, these districts will face a sudden financial drop, or “fiscal cliff,” that could impact their long-term success. What’s more, the schools with the highest needs who received the most ESSER funding will be hit hardest by this fiscal cliff.
To continue using their remaining ESSER investments strategically and sustainably, leaders—especially those in districts that experienced the most learning loss during the pandemic—need additional support.
Due to the policy, funding, and regulatory levers they have at hand, states are uniquely positioned to provide districts with the resources and tools they need. To learn more, download our new brief, “What States Can Do to Support Districts Through the COVID Recovery Window to Accelerate Student Learning,” which outlines potential actions states can take to support districts as they approach the fiscal cliff in 2024.
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