ESSER Fund Allocations and Unfinished Learning Plan

  • Summary Report - October 20, 2021

    The intent of the Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds is to support the safety of students and staff and the needs of students (academic, socially, and emotionally) during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are limited funds that can be used for specific purposes only.

    In Fall 2021, Centennial School District reached out to over 80 students and families through empathy interviews to hear their stories about how the pandemic has impacted them and to learn about students' academic and social emotional needs. This feedback was compiled along with the themes that emerged in the community engagement process during the Student Investment Act needs assessment.

    Themes from the SIA Community Engagement in Spring of 2020


    • Teacher training for working with diverse students
    • Teacher training for teaching bilingual students
    • Smaller class sizes to allow teachers and students to build relationships


    • More attention to equity and cultural responsiveness
    • Upgrading facilities
    • Reducing class size
    • More electives, including sports


Themes from Interviews

Advisory Committee

  • An Advisory Committee was convened representing a variety of roles in Fall 2021. The Committee included classroom teachers, special education staff, specialists, EL specialists, counselors, school administrators, district administrators, labor partner representatives (CEA and OSEA), and community partners.

    The Advisory Committee engaged in the following:

    • Connecting the state funding initiatives with Destination 2023
    • Visioning through our equity lens and staying focused on the learner
    • Connecting with families and students through empathy interviews
    • Honoring the previous SIA planning information
    • Analyzing over 80 empathy interviews to identify themes connected and relevant to Destination 2023
    • Performing a match/gap analysis between the needs of families and students with current actions and needs
    • Prioritizing existing actions, considering additional actions

    The result of this work is captured in the following document and plan:

    * Activities identified for both 2021-22 and 2022-23

    * Activities for the 2023-24 School Year Coming Soon!  

2021-2022: $3.5 M

  • 2021-22 ESSER Plan Glossary

2022-2023 - $2.0 M

  • 2022-23 ESSER Plan Glossary