The American Rescue Plan signed into law in March by President Joe Biden included $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for school districts across the country, which is the single largest investment in federal elementary and secondary education in the nation’s history. For more information on ESSER visit

After seeking stakeholder engagement, the following items were developed and presented to the UT Tyler University Academy Board on July 26, 2021 in preparation for submission of our ESSER applications.

Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (RIPICS)
ESSER II Spending Plan
ESSER III Spending Plan