ESSER stands for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief and is a fund established as the Education Stabilization Fund under the CARES Act. This fund is managed by State Education Agencies (SEAs), in this case, the New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DoE), which awards sub-grants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs), in this case Governor Wentworth Regional School District. GWRSD/SAU 49 has been allocated $10,468,093.51 in funding. For more information on allowable expenses, please see the NH DoE website.
GWRSD ESSER FUNDS
ESSER FUND USAGE
GWRSD does NOT include ESSER funds in their regular budget and these funds must be accounted for separately per federal regulations. This information has NOT been provided to the public. Considering that learning loss due to the pandemic response is widespread in our district and has barely been discussed at any school board meeting - it would seem prudent to include more public discussion on how these funds should be directed back to our students.
Check back for audits on these funds.