July 7, 2021
Francis Howell School District Stakeholders,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government is providing one-time funds to help school districts address needs arising from their response to the unique impacts of the pandemic. These funds - known as ESSER funds, or Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief - are meant to be used over the next several years.

We know that we can make better decisions when we ask our community for feedback, as it helps us understand your thoughts and priorities. For this reason, we are asking you to complete a short, three-question survey and share with us what is most important to you in using these funds to better serve our students. 

It is important to remember that these are one-time funding allocations and there are stipulations on how the money may be used. Because the funding will not continue beyond three years, we must be careful to choose spending priorities that will not create a future budget deficit by requiring staff and other resources that are not sustainable when the federal monies are depleted. Allowable uses of the ESSER funds may be reviewed here.

The feedback from this survey will be reviewed by stakeholder focus groups and District administration to develop a plan to submit to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The survey will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.