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American Rescue Plan Explained: Implementing for Success - Shared screen with speaker view
AASA Team
32:40
Make sure to drop your questions for the panelists here in the chat!
Noelle Ellerson Ng
34:26
As a reminder, today's webinar will be recorded and shared with all attendees and registrants.
Noelle Ellerson Ng
36:13
THIS is an important point. This is the top question I have been receiving. You can obligate through the 24-25 school year.
Noelle Ellerson Ng
45:34
AASA memo on American Rescue Plan: https://oese.ed.gov/american-rescue-plan-elementary-and-secondary-school-emergency-relief/
Melissa Junge
45:50
Sheara will touch on this, but each ESSER is also subject to Tydings -- which gives additional time -- through September 30 of the following year. So for example, the ESSER I part of the law said obligate through Sept 30, 2021, but through Tydings you get an extra year. Sheara will talk about this.
Noelle Ellerson Ng
45:59
USED estimated state allocations under ARP: https://oese.ed.gov/files/2021/03/FINAL_ARP-ESSER-Methodology-and-Table.pdf
Noelle Ellerson Ng
46:17
USED fact sheet on ARP, which includes timelines: https://oese.ed.gov/files/2021/03/FINAL_ARP-ESSER-FACT-SHEET.pdf
Melissa Junge
46:34
This talks about the timing -- note that on the left hand column, there is another year IN ADDITION to the dates listed here.
Melissa Junge
46:36
https://oese.ed.gov/files/2021/03/FINAL_ARP-ESSER-FACT-SHEET.pdf
Noelle Ellerson Ng
48:44
Link for GTown Cert in Ed Finance https://mccourt.georgetown.edu/executive-education/certificate-in-education-finance-cef/
AASA Team
50:19
All registrants will receive a copy of the recording and other resources following today's webinar
Melissa Junge
51:23
Sheara will touch on salary costs and additional pay (including hazard pay) -- but that can be allowable depending on circumstance. Certain federal rules have to be followed for employee compensation -- but they should be fairly straightforward to follow under ESSER.
Melissa Junge
54:03
Our understanding is that ED is going to have use of funds guidance for ESSER in the near(ish) future.
Melissa Junge
55:21
Also, in case you don't have this -- FAQs for ESSER I: https://oese.ed.gov/files/2020/05/ESSER-Fund-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf
Melissa Junge
56:08
ESSER II Fact Sheet: https://oese.ed.gov/files/2021/01/Final_ESSERII_Factsheet_1.5.21.pdf
Noelle Ellerson Ng
56:24
Yes, we will share a PDF version of the slide decks
Melissa Junge
59:06
This chart describes when obligations are made in state-administered programs. ESSER is a state-administered program. This is from "EDGAR" -- which are regulations that apply to US Dept of ED funds: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=0628429e7b2f87affa3dc26503adfd10&mc=true&node=se34.1.76_1707&rgn=div8
Melissa Junge
59:18
this is 34 CFR 76.707
Melissa Junge
59:46
Funds must be obligated by Sept 30, 2024 for ESSER III.
Melissa Junge
01:01:16
Of course it is possible an LEA might obligate/liquidate in the proper timeframes in ways that would benefit in 2025 -- but the obligation date is Sept 30, 2024, and liquidation date Dec 30, 2024.
Devona Youmans
01:02:11
Will the links placed in the chat be shared (emailed)?
Noelle Ellerson Ng
01:02:27
The follow up email will include the recording, all links and the slides
Melissa Junge
01:07:44
Yes, depending on the circumstance, we think you can get to Pre-K with ESSER. For example, pre-K is allowable with Title I, Part A, and anything allowable under ESEA is allowable under ESSER. Also, Impact Aid (very flexible) is part of ESSER. Plus lots of equity based reasons that are listed in the law.
Melissa Junge
01:08:27
Again, depending on what ED does, may need to tie Pre-K to COVID -- but that could be easy in many LEAs (for example, low pre-K enrollment rates, concerns about early literacy loss.
Dave Moniz
01:10:12
Here is a little research that supports the idea of improving building infrastructure to offset learning loss as measured by test scores. https://www.hks.harvard.edu/announcements/when-heat-student-learning-suffers
Nora Gordon
01:12:08
Great to hear Sheara talking about the many things that research supports as ways of accelerating learning. These are not all in What Works Clearinghouse or on state-approved lists. Useful resource, where academic experts summed up best practices on a range of issues: the Annenberg Institute’s Ed Research for Recovery https://annenberg.brown.edu/recovery.
Melissa Junge
01:21:13
(Apologies if I am missing questions! I am typing as fast as I can!)
Melissa Junge
01:23:33
These are the exceptions to MOEquity -- from the law:
Melissa Junge
01:23:33
(2) EXCEPTION.—Paragraph (1) shall not apply to a localeducational agency in fiscal year 2022 or 2023 that meetsat least 1 of the following criteria in such fiscal year:(A) Such local educational agency has a total enrollmentof less than 1,000 students.(B) Such local educational agency operates a singleschool.(C) Such local educational agency serves all studentswithin each grade span with a single school.(D) Such local educational agency demonstrates anexceptional or uncontrollable circumstance, such asunpredictable changes in student enrollment or a precipitousdecline in the financial resources of such agency, asdetermined by the Secretary of Education.
Melissa Junge
01:26:16
All of the ESSERs have language like this about how to subgrant ESSER to LEAs:
Melissa Junge
01:26:18
SUBGRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES.—Each State shall allocate not less than 90 percent of the grant funds awarded to the State under this section as subgrants to local educational agencies (including charter schools that are local educational agencies) in the State in proportion to the amount of funds such local educational agencies and charter schools that are local educational agencies received under part A of title I of the ESEA of 1965 in the most recent fiscal year. (CRRSA, Section 313(c))
Melissa Junge
01:26:37
(That is from ESSER II -- similar language for ESSER I and ESSER III)
Noelle Ellerson Ng
01:26:45
Keep your questions coming!
Noelle Ellerson Ng
01:26:56
Evreything can be fair game, and can inform future focus areas for webinars
Noelle Ellerson Ng
01:29:43
Estimated state runs for IDEA: http://ideamoneywatch.com/docs/ARPA.IDEA.estimates.pdf
Melissa Junge
01:31:37
Also, to be clear, all of the ESSERs can be used for compensatory education (which we know is going to be needed particularly in places that were closed for in person learning)
Sheara Krvaric
01:34:31
Yes, Kathy. Reductions in state/local spending on salaries definitely could affect ESEA and IDEA MOE compliance. For ESEA programs there is some more wiggle room than IDEA, but definitely something to consider.
Marguerite Roza
01:35:45
link for the certificate in ed finance program
Marguerite Roza
01:36:14
mccourt.georgetown.edu/cef
AASA Team
01:37:05
All registrants will receive a copy of the recording and other resources shared following today's webinar.
Devona Youmans
01:37:37
Ed Finance Program... is the fully virtually or does it require onsite participation?
Marguerite Roza
01:37:48
certificate is virtual this time
Marguerite Roza
01:41:28
and some scholarships are available
AASA Team
01:42:48
Register for two COVID-related webinars from AASA next week: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OcO6rQLWQ5OY_Sx59DzTRQ and https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sSGW5s5mSy66R2VqFDKR0g
Marguerite Roza
01:43:13
We’re closing registration soon for this cohort on Cert in ed finance, so if interested, please let us know if considering registering