ARP ESSER III
La Porte ISD (LPISD) applied for ARP, ESSER III funding. The purpose of ESSER III is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students. We have developed our La Porte ISD Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services (RIPICS) Plan. During the period in which ESSER IIII funds are available, LPISD will review and revise the plan at least every six months. These revisions will consider all parent and community feedback, as well as updated guidance from the Texas Education Agency.
During the initial development of the plan, student data informed input from staff throughout the district. Additionally, staff, community, and grade 6-12 students had the opportunity to complete surveys. Input was also sought from the District Education Improvement Committee on May 24, 2021. Needs were prioritized based on wellness and instructional continuity. The draft plan was presented to the public through the Board of Trustees Meeting held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. All feedback was considered in revising the plan. The initial plan was posted on July 21, 2021. The plan was reviewed, revised, and re-posted on February 17, 2022. The District Education Improvement Committee met on June 6, 2022 to review the plan and discuss possible revisions. This feedback as well as current CDC, TEA, and UIL guidelines guided our plan moving into the 2022-2023 school year.
Community and family input is welcomed. To submit feedback on La Porte ISD's Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan, please click here.
La Porte ISD is eligible to receive $8,264,317 in supplemental federal dollars under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) fund. The funds are one-time federal funds that must be spend by September 2024. Community, staff, student and stakeholder input and feedback was taken into consideration when developing this plan. These funds will help the district respond to the pandemic and to address student-learning loss as a result of COVID-19.
La Porte ISD Use of Funds Plan Plan de Uso de Fondos de La Porte ISD.pdf