U.S. DOE’s web site continues to indicate that Florida is #6 nationally in proportion of ESSER funds spent. Although Florida is a frontrunner on this class, Faculty Districts in Florida have nonetheless solely spent 86.46% of their ESSER 1 funds. However, the vast majority of districts’ ESSER 2 funds have been allotted to the districts at this level, with a minority of districts’ plans nonetheless being reviewed and a fair smaller minority not but submitted to the state.
You will need to notice that ESSER 3 funds are purported to final till September 2024.
Furthermore, Governor DeSantis and Florida DOE have gone out of their method to make sure that districts weren’t held in hurt’s method for the funding of scholars who didn’t attend faculty in particular person throughout the pandemic, and the worth of that compassion and beauty was within the billions.
In case you are prepared to establish any of the precise faculty districts which have complained, we’d be completely satisfied to offer you the specifics for these districts. We are going to proceed to make sure their wants are met, and presently, no district has articulated a necessity for funding that can not be met with presently accessible sources. Each time this may increasingly change sooner or later, the state of Florida will coordinate with USDOE to make sure Florida college students and educators have all of the sources they want.