Return to In-Person Instruction & Continuity of Services Plan
Ellendale Public School safety returned students to in-person instruction in August 2020 and remained in-person for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year. As the pandemic evolved, so did our response, as the EPS Board updated the plan on October 8, 2020, December 14, 2020, and April 12, 2021.
The current plan was approved by the Ellendale School Board on June 14th, 2021. The Board will continue to review and update the plan at least every six months thru September 2024 and seek ongoing public input for the plan.
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)
Congress set aside approximately $13.2 billion of the $30.75 billion allotted to the Education Stabilization Fund through the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund). Signed into law on March 27, 2020, the Department awarded these grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are LEAs, with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the Nation.