OPS ESSER II & III Spending Plan
In September 2021, the Board of Education approved the plan for how our district would spend the $280 million from Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) II and ESSER III. The outlined plan supports four pillars of work.Pillar 1 - Academic Recovery and Acceleration Support will be $149.9 million. The work under pillar one provides funds for direct academic supports that include curriculum adoptions, technology and digital resources, teacher development, tutoring, early literacy, Next Level Learning and more.Pillar 2- Well-being of Students and Staff will be $8.5 million. The work under pillar two provides funds for student social and emotional supports, trauma informed care, mental wellness and multiple tiered systems of support.Pillar 3- Infrastructure for the future will be $116.5 million. The work under pillar three provides funds for indoor air quality, roof and window replacements, hydration stations and more.Pillar 4 - Family and Community Engagement will be $4.4 million. The work under pillar four provides funds for after school engagement activities, professional development for families, guardians and caregivers, learning support and student well-being.
ESSER Proposed Updates Feb. 28, 2022
On Monday, March 7, Omaha Public Schools staff will present a proposed update to ESSER spending at the Board of Education Meeting. The plan shifts funding based on updated identified needs and goals of our district (see below).
Stakeholders have the opportunity to provide feedback on this plan in three ways:
- Community Engagement Session – Register to attend an in-person feedback session held on Thursday, March 3 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the Teacher Administrative Center.
- During the March 7 Board of Education Meeting - Individuals may provide public comment during the Board of Education meeting, prior to the Board’s approval. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Teacher Administrative Center.
- Share comments via email after viewing the proposed amendments on the website.
This is the proposed update to ESSER funding, pending stakeholder feedback, Board of Education approval and Nebraska Department of Education approval.