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Colorado ESSER Report: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

Colorado ESSER Report: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

Posted 02/14/2024 - 12:55pm

Adam Hartman, superintendent of the Cañon City School District, wanted to provide financial transparency so everyone in his small community could find out how the district was spending the $331,335 it received in federal pandemic... Read More

Tags: Allocations, ESSER III, Learning and Transparency Technical Assistance Program, Local Priorities, Use of Funds

Adam Hartman, superintendent of Cañon City School District


Posted 02/06/2024 - 2:53pm

Child care was already a problem for the teachers and staff in Center Consolidated School District that was made worse when the pandemic hit, but fortunately, the school district found a... Read More

Tags: ESSER III, Use of Funds

Center School District used ESSER III funding to open a child care center for staff.


Posted 02/01/2024 - 4:39pm

A professional-grade espresso machine and an ice cream maker may not seem like educational tools, but with a $3,000 ESSER Rural Program Development grant, the West Grand School District has turned them into teaching machines.
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Tags: Local Priorities, Rural Program Development, Use of Funds

The Mustang Market in West Grand School District has been bouyed by ESSER funding to buy an espresso machine.


Posted 01/30/2024 - 9:17am

One goal for ESSER was to help students get up to speed and improve learning once schools reopened. The partnership with UVA, Crawford said, gave teachers strategies to help students catch up.

“It's figuring out which... Read More

Tags: Local Priorities, Use of Funds

Child in Mapleton Public Schools raising her hand.


Posted 12/18/2023 - 3:57pm

Reading isn’t usually considered a competitive sport, but elementary school students in three southeast Colorado school districts waged a pitched Battle of the Books with the help of an ESSER Rural Program Development Grant.

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Tags: ESSER III, Rural Program Development

Students from the Wiley School District won the first-ever Battle of the Books.


Posted 11/27/2023 - 12:56pm

Students in Edison School District No. 54 are learning industrial arts skills to repurpose an old school bus into a habitable home using ESSER funds that were available to rural school districts... Read More

Tags: Local Priorities, Rural Program Development, Use of Funds

Edison School District Logo


Posted 11/09/2023 - 10:19am

A high school teacher in Arvada replaced his 40-year-old generator, enabling students to deep-learn the concepts of electricity.

A Denver K-3 teacher received hands-on materials so his students could conduct magnetic... Read More

Tags: Allocations, Use of Funds

These classroom supplies were purchased through this fall's Donor's Choose campaign.


Posted 09/29/2023 - 1:20pm

More than 9,800 teachers had their projects approved in the second round of funding of the DonorsChoose campaign that only lasted three days. 

On Thursday, Sept. 21, Gov. Jared Polis announced his office would contribute $6.7... Read More

Tags: Allocations, Use of Funds

Aspen Creek first grade teacher Sara Sloan reacts to Gov. Jared Polis announcement of a second round of DonorsChoose funding for teacher supplies.


Posted 09/21/2023 - 3:30pm

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis today announced additional funding for Colorado teachers to access the DonorsChoose Program funding. This opportunity was created by the Governor’s allocation of $6.7 million from the Governor's Emergency Education... Read More

Tags: Local Priorities, Use of Funds

Aspen Creek K-8 teacher Sara Sloan celebrates as Gov. Polis announces additional funding for the DonorsChoose project.


Posted 09/08/2023 - 4:09pm

Nearly 13,000 Colorado teachers applied for and received more than $11 million in classroom supplies in an initiative that used ESSER II funding to help pre-K through 12th grade public school educators address COVID-19 learning loss.

The... Read More

Tags: ESSER II, Local Priorities, Use of Funds

Graphic that says 12,927 projects funded


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