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Learning Recovery Reserve: Stakeholder Survey

Introduction

In the 2021 Legislative Session, the Washington State Legislature prioritized and directed most of the federal funds through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, P.L. 116-260 of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (referred to as ESSER II) and through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, P.L. 117-2 of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (referred to as ESSER III) to meet students' academic and well-being needs.

The breakdown of these federal stimulus funds that Washington state received for K–12 education fall into four main categories: allocations, reserves, learning recovery reserve, and administration. The majority of the funds go directly to school districts (allocations), some funds are earmarked for specific grants and programs (reserves), and there is a small percentage the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) can use to manage the federal grants and programs (administration).

Part of the reserve funds is $200 million (or about $200 per student in the state) for learning recovery and acceleration. OSPI seeks information from stakeholders on the priorities they feel best support students’ learning recovery and acceleration. 

This survey, available in English and Spanish, will be open through August 31, 2021.