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The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, was enacted on March 11, 2021. The ARP ESSER provides a total of nearly $122 billion to States and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students.  Our district is eligible to receive one-time federal funds. La Joya ISD grant entitlement $147.3 million (ESSER III).  The grant period March 2020 to September 2024.



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Categories to Address Learning Loss & Safely Reopen Schools:

Academic & Staffing Needs



Social & Emotional Support

Professional Development Consulting Services

Recruitment & Retention Stipends

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for students & staff

HVAC upgrade & repairs

Character Building Programs

Consulting services for high quality teaching & planning

Instructional tutoring


Air controls

Community Outreach


Support Staff Salaries


Air purifications

Counseling Services


Materials for evidence based interventions





Extra duty pay for instructional staff





Additional technology & equipment






District Engagement

  • May 18, 2021: Parent Survey
  • May 18, 2021: Student Survey
  • May 19, 2021: Staff Survey
  • May 19, 2021: Community & Stakeholder Survey
  • June 9, 2021: Organization(s) Input
  • July 19, 2021: School Board Work Session and Community Input 

Upcoming Engagement Opportunities

  • Ongoing:  Community & Stakeholder Survey
  • Review of Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Service Plan (RSRPICS), Resilient School Support Plan (RSSP) & ESSER (March 23, 2021)

The La Joya ISD will continuously be meeting and keeping up with the state, county & local agencies regarding changes to protocols & measures needed to keep students and staff safe.  The plan will remain flexible to accommodate potential changes.





Program Description  PS3013 – Program Plan

Program Description  PS3013 – Program Plan (SPANISH)

Program Description  PS3014 – Program Narrative

Program Description  PS3014 – Program Narrative (SPANISH)

Translation Procedure

Parent Survey Results    Staff Survey Results    Student Survey Results

Ongoing: Community & Organization Input​