ESSER in Akron Public Schools

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Message from Superintendent Christine Fowler Mack

ESSER Pandemic-Related Relief Funds

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is an economic stimulus bill that provides nearly $123 billion in emergency aid for K-12 schools across the country. This represents the greatest amount of emergency fiscal aid for education ever approved by the federal government. Part of the overall American Rescue Plan for COVID-19, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief is also known as ESSER.

Akron Public Schools (APS) is receiving $148.4 million in ESSER funds. The government recognizes the importance of providing funding that allows students to continue to receive and schools to deliver a high-quality education during a most challenging time.

ESSER Funds come from three Federal Acts:

Esser I
Esser II
Esser III
Esser II


Throughout the pandemic, Akron Public Schools has prioritized the use of federal dollars for health and safety, continuation of operations, learning recovery, and social and emotional/mental health supports.  The slideshow highlights spending areas and dollar amounts of ESSER I and II funds. Use forward and back arrows to advance or return. Click the image or
here for details on each area.

Data shown reflects spending March 13, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Esser III


Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (Post-Pandemic Education Stabilization Funds, or ESSER) are provided to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools, and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students.

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United States Department of Education U.S. Department of Education American Rescue Plan of 2021 Fact Sheet

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Akron Public Schools Akron Public Schools Continuity of Service Plan

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Ohio Department of Education Ohio Department of Education ESSER Funds Site

The Akron Board of Education will monitor the planning and implementation of strategies and resources aligned with ESSER III. The Superintendent, CFO, and leadership team will facilitate planning, feedback groups, engagement and implementation support. We welcome your feedback and engagement.

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