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ESEA Office Hours - Shared screen with speaker view
Tammy Giessinger
17:13
Link to LEA Allocations:https://www.cde.state.co.us/fedprograms/educationstabilizationfund
Tammy Giessinger
20:29
Link to the CARES Act ESSER page: https://www.cde.state.co.us/caresact/relieffund
Michelle Prael
21:45
Yep!
Sam Cox
26:29
If they are a PreK school we can delete them from the list, correct?
Sam Cox
26:52
Thank you!
Rena Frasco
28:31
Similar to Consolidated application, is there a form for ESSER that needs to be filled out during consultation with non-public schools?
John McKay
28:43
If we only have a elementary Title I program, do we count kids K-12 for non-public?
Nazie Mohajeri-Nelson
29:08
@Sam - yes you can delete PK only schools.
Lora Langlee
29:29
If the students resides in a Neighboring District how do we select their home school?
Nazie Mohajeri-Nelson
29:31
@Rena - there is a new ESSER consultation form that will be shared later today or tomorrow.
Stacey Huebner
31:01
Will you be sharing this powerpoint/presentation?
Sam Cox
31:53
Is the NPS proportionate share calculated for each NPS on that page?
Michelle Prael
32:03
Hi Stacey, we will send out the powerpoint to everyone who attended after the presentation is complete.
Stacey Huebner
32:21
Wonderful! Thank you!
Connie Florell
35:27
Where do we find the different ways you can calculate low income students in the NPS?
Lora Langlee
35:48
OK, that helps. Thanks.
Becky Allan
36:41
Would that be the same for charters? In our District, No HS and MS are Title. Only a handful of our ES schools are Title. Do we only use total ES enrollment (including non-Title) to determine shares for charters? Or, do we use the K-12 enrollment to determine the share for charters?
John McKay
37:53
So there isn’t an option to use PPA instead of T1 formula for non-public?
Becky Allan
39:32
Thank you
John McKay
40:17
That’s correct. Thanks
Laurie Darnell
43:14
Are we budgeting for only the 90% of the total allocation. The other discretionary 10% to come later/
Nazie Mohajeri-Nelson
44:55
@Laurie, that is correct. CDE is still determining how we'll use the 10% state reserve based on stakeholder input. So, it is likely that there will be a separate application for those funds, particularly if those funds are decided to be distributed on a competitive basis.
Laura Gorman
47:19
Are we required to have a parent involvement set-aside or is that just an option?
Becky Allan
48:12
May I please confirm that we can use the ESSER funds to supplant existing salaries that have been budgeted for or paid out, such as those for counselors, to support mental health needs, or ESL teachers, etc.? As long as the salaries correspond to after March 1, 2020? Thank you for your help.
Becky Allan
49:24
My date should have been after March 13th.
Nazie Mohajeri-Nelson
49:59
@Laura G. - it is an option.
Nazie Mohajeri-Nelson
50:15
@Becky - we are going to talk about that when we get to allowable uses of funds.
Becky Allan
50:25
thank you
Sam Cox
50:37
Will there be an FY 2021-2022 option since funds may be expended through Sept/2022?
Laura Gorman
50:49
Are the funds available until Sept. 2022 as listed in the CDE guidance? So, are the only years that we can actually use funds be 19-20 & 20-21?
Sam Cox
53:18
We were considering holding the ESSERF funds until 2021-2022 since we received CARES Relief this year. Can we do that?
Laura Gorman
53:27
Thank you
Scott Graham
55:18
So, could we pay for half a year's salary (Fall 2020) out of CRF and the second half (Spring 2021) out of ESSER?
Joseph Nelson
57:33
When is the application process open?
Joseph Nelson
58:04
Thank you
Steven Kaleda
58:39
Just a friendly reminder from Grants Fiscal, ESSER is a reimbursement only award. Districts must have final approval on this application prior to requesting reimbursement on Formsite. Requests submitted on Formsite prior to final approval will be deleted.
Greg Fieth
01:00:26
If our plans change, how and when can we make changes to the submitted application/budget?
Cheryl Cook
01:01:17
Sorry I had to take another call. Did I miss you covering how we could use a PPA proportionate share rather than T1 formula?
Cheryl Cook
01:01:31
For Nonpublics
Cheryl Cook
01:04:06
So if we want to fund NPs higher than T1 formula would allow, we just change the funding source code?
Cheryl Cook
01:05:15
But we would still have to identify the eligible students (boundary and household income) to ensure the funding is at least as much as T1 formula.
Laura Gorman
01:06:23
So if we have a non-public school that won't be able to participate in the proportionate share calc because they are HS & we only serve ES with Title I, then we could put a placeholder for them in the budget side, but what do we do with the activity because we won't have that from them because they wouldn't have gotten any money originally -- so can we just put a placeholder description there & then update it in Post Award? Sorry -trying to word that correctly. Basically we will have to re-consult with them if the guidance changes.
Beth York
01:08:56
Could you repeat that last part
Cheryl Cook
01:08:59
So, a lot of work goes into the eligibility determination (both district and NP) and we would still have to do that, right?
Cheryl Cook
01:09:29
Even if we go with PPA proportionate share
Laura Gorman
01:10:54
I don't think they are going to be willing to have multiple conversations based on what ifs -- sorry that is what we are running into. It's really hard for them & us. I understand, but that's a lot of communication & we don't want to hold up applying because then we are holding up other non-publics. Just sharing that. They are getting a lot of guidance from their own representative groups, so it's getting confusing for them as well. Thanks for the guidance.
Patricia Reitwiesner
01:11:13
Can we hire staff to manage this using the funds just as we do for Title?
Melisa Rewold-Thuon
01:11:15
How much did you recommend we withhold for those "placeholders"
Cheryl Cook
01:11:18
Thanks
Cheryl Cook
01:12:52
Agreed, Laura. Multiple consultations would be difficult and time consuming for all
Laura Gorman
01:13:03
Not all non-publics report October count to CDE, so we just have to ask them for that if they are not on the CDE site -- is that correct?
Laura Gorman
01:14:38
Mine have school codes, but they aren't on the list that has Oct. counts from CDE
Meghan D
01:25:31
So, on this slide it says we can spend up to 9/30/2022? But I thought you said we didn't earlier?
Laura Gorman
01:27:07
Who has to sign? Authorized rep or Board?
Meghan D
01:31:47
yes
Meghan D
01:37:49
Could the use of these funds on teacher salaries affect comparability?
Becky Allan
01:39:51
And related to COVID 19 could be, reduced state funding from the state in 20-21?
Laura Gorman
01:40:33
how do you explain how salaries are related to COVID 19 -- CRF does not look to allow teacher salaries because they were not doing something "different" related to COVID per the guidance questions. Is ESSER different in this regard? Thinking about the decline in revenue
Hilary Jaynes
01:44:57
Since the CDC’s recommendations not local, would the funds be able to be used for their recommendations?
Melisa Rewold-Thuon
01:54:44
What about trauma informed training?
Melisa Rewold-Thuon
01:54:54
Would that be acceptable?
John McKay
01:55:25
Please email this presentation so we can continue to review guidance and inform our stakeholders. Thx.
Melisa Rewold-Thuon
01:58:09
yes
Melisa Rewold-Thuon
01:58:14
thanks
Greg Fieth
02:03:17
Is preschool considered an "other educational services"?
Becky Allan
02:10:58
Just to clarify, I could utilize funds to pay for counselor salaries in the 20-21 school year and provide two explanations:
Becky Allan
02:13:16
1. As result of COVID-19, state funding has reduced. AND 2. Counselors will be supporting the mental health needs of students as they process through the trauma resulting from school closures? And again, this okay, even if the counselors are existing staff.
Laura Gorman
02:14:49
Do teachers fit Becky's scenario above? thinking no because of the way CRF is looking at that -- they are providing learning still, but in a different way -- is ESSER more flexible here?
Patricia Reitwiesner
02:15:22
So we can use CRF to cover existing staff salaries in FY21 - first half?
Sam Cox
02:16:01
Piggy-backing on Becky’s question, if the Mental Health needs extend into 21-22 can we continue to pay counselors into the 21-22 year?
Patricia Reitwiesner
02:19:42
We need guidance on specific CRF vs ESSER salary allowability for FY21
Laura Gorman
02:20:44
Listening -- this is critical as we are making staff cuts and if we can save any with ESSER we need to know
Patricia Reitwiesner
02:20:44
Thank you!
Becky Allan
02:21:06
The CRF guidance and side by side will be so helpful. THANK YOU!