Round Rock ISD is seeking community input regarding the use of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding for the 2022-23 school year.

An email shared with community members asks that feedback on the district's plan to use the $31.2 million federal funding for safe, in-person instruction and continuity of services be communicated via email at [email protected]roundrockisd.org.

According to the district's breakdown of uses for the third round of ESSER funding, the bulk of the monies has been allocated to funding additional staff. Positions accounted for in the 2022-23 budget include accelerated learning, instructional coaches, instructional technology specialists and interventionists. This budget year has a slightly more limited list of positions and programs being funded with ESSER III monies than fiscal year 2021-22, which is also included in the plan.

The ESSER grant requires that school districts review their plans for safe returns to campus each funding year, the email stated.