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Federal Grants and Programs

The American Rescue Plan Act, passed March 22, 2021, provides funding to schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (known as ESSER III).  


Kilgore ISD welcomes public comment on the District's proposed Use of Funds plan.  Kilgore ISD received input from all groups listed in the IFR including teachers, principals, staff and administrators, parents and students, and individuals representing underserved students through public meetings, an online survey and online comments.  Based on stakeholder input, many adjustments were made to our plan including a focus on student technology resources, instructional supports and personnel.


Kilgore ISD also welcomes public comment on the District's Return to School Plan.  This plan may also be known as the "Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Service Plan" (RIPICS).  Kilgore ISD sought stakeholder input through surveys, social media posts, stakeholder meetings and public comment during school board meetings.  Stakeholders include employees, special program directors, school principals, school administrators, teachers, school staff, students, parents, homeless liaison, employees with mental health backgrounds, and school board members.