On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. The ARP ESSER III funding from the ARP Act provides support for K-12 schools to help safely open and sustain the safe operations of schools and address the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students. The ARP Act also allocates funds to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Although the ARP ESSER III uses of funds are similar to those for ESSER I and II, there are important distinctions between ARP ESSER III, ESSER II, and ESSER programs, including the period of funds availability, equitable services to non-public schools, maintenance of effort, and a report on efforts to measure and address learning loss.
USD 234 Fort Scott will receive $4,080,503 in ESSER III funding. We are seeking input from our community to help us identify needs for our district and community. Together we can accomplish great things for our kids and future.
Thursday, February 10th – 5:30 PM – Fort Scott Preschool Center
Wednesday, February 16th – 5:30 PM – Winfield Scott Elementary
Saturday, February 19th – 8:00 AM – Fort Scott Middle School Community Space
Monday, March 7th – 5:30 PM – Fort Scott Middle School Commons (regularly scheduled board meeting)
Tuesday, March 8th – 5:30 – 8 PM – Fort Scott High School Auditorium – same night as parent/teacher conferences
We also encourage our community to take our community feedback survey to provide insight:
More information can be found at our website,