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.