Plan for ESSER III Funds

Throughout the pandemic, schools have been awarded ESSER funding to focus on mitigating the spread of COVID, focusing on learning loss, and working with parents.

Thedford Schools has used early ESSER funding to help purchase air purifiers, masks, hand sanitizer and dispensers, and other cleaning items to help prevent the spread of COVID and other illnesses.  We also used earlier funding to purchase Chromebooks for our high school and have a plan to do more with the second round of funding to fully furnish the elementary with them as well.  We have also used some of the funding for summer school and staff training on technology use.

Thedford Schools plans to use ESSER III Funds for the following purposes:
     1)  Help fund after-school and summer programs to help address learning loss and keep kids on track.
     2)  Purchase intervention programs and materials to help address students that have fallen behind.
     3)  Purchase equipment and materials to build on our CNC/Green Machine program along with other STEM
           and career opportunities that are allowable through other grants.
     4)  Potentially purchase new playground equipment.

INPUT:  Thedford Schools has the ability to make adjustments and amendments to our grant application throughout the time frame that the funds are available.  We greatly encourage all stakeholders of Thedford Schools to contact Mr. Dahlberg at the school to provide additional feedback on what we could potentially use these funds for.  Mr. Dahlberg can be reached at 308-645-2614, or via email at