ESSER 3 Fund Plan
Like school districts across the country, Highline Public Schools received funding through the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Recovery Act (ESSER) to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic.
As ESSER 3 recipients, we are pleased to share our “Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan," also known as a Health and Safety Plan.
This plan addresses how Highline Public Schools will use ESSER funding to maintain the health and safety of students, families, and staff upon returning to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. Certain sections of this plan can serve as guidelines, of which each individual school will develop more detailed school safety plans applicable to each individual building's unique needs.
We will also maintain our robust safety plan formulated at the start of hybrid learning. We encourage you to view that plan here.
This plan was developed in alignment with the following guidance:
- CDC: CDC K-12 School Operational Strategy (January 6, 2022)
- Washington DOH: K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-2022 School Year (January 7, 2022)
- Washington DOH: Supplemental Considerations to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission in K-12 Schools (January 7, 2022)
Data show that transmission in schools is the same or lower than in the community. Our experience in Highline is consistent with this. Since November when we began serving students with special needs in person, we have had no COVID transmission from classroom contacts.
Our COVID Dashboard shows all reported staff and student cases, starting January 1, 2021.