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ESSER Planning

Dr. Sharon Pickering, Coordinator of ESSER Programs

Phone: (423) 434-5269


On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 was signed into law, dedicating funds for K-12 schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. As a result, Johnson City Schools is eligible to receive one-time federal funds through the ESSER program to address expenses and learning loss associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In compliance with state and federal regulations, the Jonson City Schools has posted the following documents detailing the expenditure of ESSER Funding.



Submit ESSER Funds Feedback 


Six-Month Update

ESSER 3.0 Public Plan-Federal Relief Spending Addendum

Safe Return to In-person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan

The Spanish translations of these documents will be available as soon as they are ready.




ESSER 3.0 Documents


Community Engagement Checklist

Health & Safety Plan

Needs Assessment




Lista de verificación de la participación comunitaria

Plan de salud y seguridad

Evaluación de las necesidades


Last Updated: June 27, 2023