The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) is composed of three waves of funding.  This funding is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is targeted to help schools adapt to the impacts of the pandemic.  The state of Tennessee received $4.2 billion in ESSER funds and Overton County Schools was allotted $702,872.92 with ESSER 1.0, $2,767,127.37 for ESSER 2.0, and $6,214,574.99 for ESSER 3.0. 

Learn more about ESSER at the Office of Elementary & Secondary Education Website.

The district has diligently planned the application of these funds to support the students, teachers, and families of our community.  Investments have been made to ensure safe reopening and continued services for all students.  In planning for ESSER 3.0, the district reached out to our community for input on how this wave of funding can better meet the needs of the district.  With this feedback in mind, the following four documents were constructed to help communicate the district plan for the ESSER 3.0 round of funds. 

ESSER 3.0 Documents

  • Community Engagement Checklist (View Plan)

  • Federal Relief Spending (View Plan)

  • Needs Assessment (View Plan)

  • Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (View Plan)

Feedback / Questions or Concerns

Overton County Schools values your input as to how we spend our ESSER funds. If you have any questions/concerns/comments, please email Teresa Johnson at tjohnson4@oc-sd.com or call the Overton County Board of Education (931-823-1287).

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