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Board Approves ESSER Spending Plan

The Omaha Public Schools Board of Education approved a spending plan for $280 million from ESSER II and ESSER III.

The plan splits the funds into four pillars.

Pillar 1 - Academic Recovery and Acceleration Support ($149.9 million)

We will use these funds for academic support including:

  • New curriculum
  • Technology and digital resources
  • Teacher development
  • Tutoring
  • Early literacy programs
  • Next Level Learning

Pillar 2 - Well-being of Students and Staff ($8.5 million)

We will use these funds for:

  • Student social and emotional supports
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Mental wellness
  • Multi-tiered systems of support

Pillar 3 - Infrastructure for the Future ($116.5 million)

We will use these funds for improving our schools including:

  • Upgrades for indoor air quality
  • Roof and window replacements
  • Hydration stations

Pillar 4 - Family and Community Engagement ($4.4 million)

We will use these funds for:

  • After-school engagement activities
  • Professional development for families, guardians and caregivers
  • Learning support
  • Student well-being

The board approved the plan Sept. 9, 2021.

See more details on the plan in the Board of Education presentation.