All ESSER III-funded interventions will be actively monitored by LEA and school administration to ensure they address learning loss, provide the intended additional credit recovery, and provide supports to students for their mental health and social/emotional wellness. Our LEA is comprised of students from low-income, and/or minoritized populations, and/or English Learner households. Our efforts at all times, but particularly during the recovery from COVID-19, must therefore be focused on the wellbeing of these populations.
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is supported through ESSER III funding with the LEA hiring qualified interventionists to assist students with their academic learning (which includes social-emotional learning/wellness). Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, social-emotional learning was a point of emphasis for the LEA. The pandemic has only exacerbated this need.
In addition to supporting SEL, the LEA will host summer school opportunities for students during summer 2022, summer 2023 and summer 2024. These summer school opportunities will address learning loss by providing credit recovery opportunities for students. As with SEL, credit recovery opportunities were a point of emphasis for the LEA's students. The pandemic has only increased the significance of these opportunities.