ND schools to share in another round of federal funding

Some students who had to remain home during the pandemic school lockdowns have had some issues with learning.

Some have lagged behind where they should be.

State school superintendent Kirsten Baesler says she’s been meeting with local school leaders to try and tackle this issue. She presented a list of options to the Senate Appropriations Committee.  “Those are 19 ideas or a menu of options that won’t be required statewide.  They include high impact tutoring…an extended school year…summer school.”

“ESSER” stands for Elementary, Secondary School Emergency Relief. The state received $33 million last April, $135.9 million in December, and will receive another $305.3 million this year.

An early estimate suggested Grand Forks schools could net $15 to $20 million dollars.