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Supporting Our Students: Community Input on Federal Funding Priorities

Additional funding to address impacts of pandemic on 4J students’ academic and social needs • Community survey open through May 31

Community Input Received on Priorities for Federal Funding

Eugene School District 4J expects to receive additional federal funding and is seeking input from families, staff and community members on needs and priorities to support students as our community recovers from the pandemic.

States and school districts will receive a third round of ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funding, part of the federal coronavirus relief package created in March 2021. The money may be spent through the next two school years; it is one-time funding that will not continue after 2022–23. It comes with strict guidelines for how it can be used.

The funding is available to help safely reopen schools and address the impacts of the pandemic on students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. Appropriate uses include interventions to address “learning loss”—delays in students’ academic progress during the global health crisis—and to support equity with programs and services focused on student populations that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Parents, students, staff and other community members are invited to provide input on needs and priorities for this temporary funding.

ESSER Funding Priorities Survey
Survey in English  |  Encuesta en español
Please respond by Monday, May 31

The survey asks respondents to share their thoughts on students’ needs and ways to support them, and rank some potential spending areas in order of importance. It may take about 5 minutes to complete.

The district is grateful to be eligible for these one-time funds to invest in critical areas to help students safely return to school on-site five days a week in the fall, and to address our schools’ and students’ needs emerging from the pandemic.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your thoughts on this investment in our students’ learning and well-being.


UPDATE: Community Input Received on Priorities for Federal Funding


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