Fort Bend ISD seeks community feedback on how to spend federal relief funding

Fort Bend ISD has launched a survey for students, parents, teachers, administrators and stakeholders on funding priorities for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fort Bend ISD has launched a survey for students, parents, teachers, administrators and stakeholders on funding priorities for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fort Bend ISD has launched a survey for students, parents, teachers, administrators and stakeholders on funding priorities for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fort Bend ISD is asking for input from students, parents, teachers, administrators and stakeholders about how it should use federal relief funding to meet the learning needs of students during the 2021-22 school year.

The district was allocated a total of $94.7 million under the American Rescue Plan's Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III grant. ESSER III funding can be used to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, including initiatives to address student learning loss as a result of COVID-19, according to the Texas Education Agency.


As part of the districtwide survey, participants are asked to prioritize potential uses of the ESSER funding, including learning interventions, planning time for teachers, contract tracing, mental health services, technology needs and personal protective equipment. FBISD previously said it would use the funding to avoid a $0.03 tax rate increase.

Stakeholders are also asked for feedback on the district's Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan, which can be found here.

The survey is available in English and Spanish through 4:30 p.m. July 21.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.



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