The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds were provided to State educational agencies and school districts to help safely reopen, sustain the safe operation of schools, and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nation’s students. ESSER is comprised of 3 relief packages.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Coronavirus Response Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act
American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act
Local Education Agencies must use at least 20 percent of its total ESSER III allocation to address learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions. The remaining ESSER III funds may be used for the same allowable purposes as ESSER and ESSER II. Some of the allowable use of the ESSER include:
To view a complete list of allowable uses and compare ESSER relief packages, view the U.S. Department of Education Fact Sheet.
Day Wireless Systems can provide districts streamlined digital radio systems using ESSER funding. This will enhance districts communication infrastructure. Upgrading to a digital radio system ensures that problems at a school or district level can be addressed by appropriate personnel in an instant. These direct lines of communication can be critical in an emergency and can ensure instant and reliable communication with First Responders.
Applications of upgrading to a digital IP site connect system include: