Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund:
Coppell ISD's 2021-22 Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Coppell ISD pivoted to a virtual learning model. Through our Board of Trustees and district forethought, CISD was already equipped with 1:1 devices for each student. We were able to mobilize and distribute the devices quickly. In addition, we provided Wi-Fi access through hotspots to families in need. We also developed a comprehensive plan to mitigate learning loss, and focused on prioritizing the social-emotional health of all our families.
Over a year later, Coppell ISD is committed to a successful transition back to in-person learning. We will work to achieve our goal of ensuring every student receives a rigorous and enriching educational experience that prepares them for success in college, career, and life. While the past year has provided challenges, we remain focused on pursuing personalized and equitable learning models that provide access to the tools and resources needed for all methods of learning.
Looking ahead to the 2021-2022 school year, we know that we will be fighting an uphill battle, as our teachers, staff, and families are fatigued, and many of our students need additional support to get back on track.
The dollars allocated through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund are critical to getting our teachers and students back on track and ready for the upcoming school year and whatever lies ahead.
For the 2021-22 School year, Coppell ISD has been allocated approximately $1.9M from ESSER III funds for the grant period beginning March 20, 2020 through September 30, 2023. We have a comprehensive, working plan to holistically tackle our needs. Our plan is informed by feedback, research, and a commitment to ensuring every student in Coppell ISD is prepared for success.
Curriculum and Instruction
Estimated ESSER Funding: 50%
Coppell ISD remains focused on programs and initiatives that enable us to fully support our families and community. Afterschool and summer programs will be expanded to ensure our students have the additional instructional time they need to be prepared academically, including a Middle School Summer program, expanded High School Summer Recovery Opportunities, cross-curricular book clubs, and targeted interventions for students who are identified as having experienced learning loss due to the COVID pandemic.
CISD will expand its use of early intervention assessment tools to identify potential areas of need for each individual student. Additionally, educators will ensure progress toward academic goals using new progress monitoring tools. Educators will spend time reviewing learner data to revise CISD’s curriculum, ensuring learner needs are met and that identified learning loss is addressed while continuing to engage students with CISD’s High Priority Learning Standards.
Social-Emotional Health and Learning
Estimated ESSER Funding: 25%
Additional staff will ensure that every student in CISD has access to the social-emotional supports they need to be successful in school and in life.
In addition to making sure every school has campus-based support staff and that CISD’s approach is SEL is coordinated at the district-level, educators will receive training to ensure they are prepared to engage students in evidence-based SEL activities and supports.
SEL is shown to advance educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL helps address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.
Additional Recovery Support
Estimated ESSER Funding: 25%
Even though COVID is currently well controlled, we will continue to be vigilant and allocate funds to reflect our commitment to ensure every student and staff member is as safe as possible, with the following investments:
- Sanitizers, disinfectants and cleaning supplies
- Enhanced filtration and air quality