How would you spend $2.5 billion in education funding? We bet there are programs and initiatives you do not want to see continued. See something; say something. DESE has opened a survey that allows educators, parents and community members to submit their open-ended input into how to build the schools our communities deserve.
The ESSER III Statewide Stakeholder Survey is one way DESE is meeting federal requirements for building a state plan. The state plan may influence local initiatives and programs over the coming years. The open-ended questions include:
What do you think are the most critical impacts of COVID-19 lost instructional time on student academic achievement and growth?
What supports and resources do you think would be most helpful in addressing the impacts of COVID-19 on student academic achievement and growth?
What do you believe are the biggest impacts of COVID-19 on students’ social-emotional well-being?
What supports and resources do you believe would be most helpful in addressing the negative impacts of COVID-19 on students’ social-emotional well-being?
COVID-19 has had more negative impacts on some student groups than others. Please share any observations or experiences you have had with the challenges faced by students, specifically with any of the student groups listed below.
• Students from low-income households
• Students with disabilities
• English learners
• Students experiencing homelessness
• Students in foster care
• Migratory students
• Other groups who may have experienced more negative and/or unique impacts from COVID-19 could include but are not limited to: LGBTQ+, particular racial or ethnic groups, or students involved in the criminal justice system.
What supports would be most helpful in addressing the impacts of COVID-19 on these groups of students?
How has COVID-19 negatively affected educators (teachers, administrators, support personnel, etc.)?
What supports and resources would be most helpful in addressing the impacts of COVID-19 on educators?
Please share anything else you would like us to know that would strengthen DESE’s plans for the use of these federal relief funds.