Money intended for education
should stay in education

Money intended for education
should stay in education

#FundTxEdRecovery
#StrongRecovery

#FundTxEdRecovery
#StrongRecovery

Questions Still Remain on Federal Stimulus Funding for Public Education

Proposals impacting the timing and method of distributing stimulus funds are still being debated.

ESSER Funding

More than 40 other states have already begun the process of distributing Round Two of the three rounds of federal stimulus funds. Now, it’s Texas’ turn. See which states have sent schools the money they are due. Also, see Texas districts’ plans on how they would spend these funds.

ESSER II State Comparison
Texas Districts’ ESSER Plans

El gobierno federal está otorgando miles de millones en fondos de asistencia COVID-19 a las escuelas públicas a lo largo y ancho del país. Texas inicialmente recibió $1.3 mil millones en fondos de alivio económico destinados a nuestras escuelas en la primavera de 2020. Sin embargo, nuestras escuelas no recibieron ningún dinero adicional porque Texas destinó esos fondos a otras áreas en el presupuesto estatal.

Ahora, otros $5.5 mil millones en fondos federales prometidos a nuestras escuelas están en el aire.

El estado no debe usar los fondos federales de alivio económico destinados a la educación para completar deficiencias en el presupuesto estatal. Por favor comparte en las redes sociales usando #FundTxEdRecovery.

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Recursos

Hoja de datos de estímulo

Hoja de datos de estímulo

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Diseña tu Tarjeta

Usa la TARJETA AMARILLA para informar sobre los gastos que tú, tu escuela, o tu distrito han tenido relacionados con el tratamiento y/o la prevención del COVID-19. Usa la TARJETA VERDE to tell about what investments you would make in you/your school/your district with future federal stimulus funding.

Texans Agree Schools Need Support

Texans get it. They know that to recover from a crisis, public schools need more support, not less. Our 2021 Foundation Poll confirmed this, and the $19.1 billion of available federal stimulus funding could go a long way in jump-starting this recovery.

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A Strong Texas Recovery
Takes All Three

A Strong Texas Recovery
Takes All Three

What is the most crucial leg of a stool? The one that is missing.

A strong Texas recovery starts with the recovery of our public schools. Right now, Texas has only secured two funding legs out of three desperately needed by our teachers and students. Billions of federal stimulus dollars intended to provide pandemic relief to our state’s public schools have not yet been committed to our schools.

Texas schools need a strong and solid foundation supported by all three legs — a foundation that must hold both our recovery, and our future. Because when our schools recover, our students recover. Our families recover. Our communities recover. Texas recovers.

Our students get it. Now legislators must act on it.

We gave students a test …

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Three-Legged Stool Day at the Capitol

We brought a giant six-foot stool to the Texas Capitol in order to make our message clear to lawmakers: #FundTxEdRecovery. Schools need the last “leg” of funding, the $17.9 billion of federal stimulus funds, to fully recover from the pandemic.

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Access our media kit for downloadable photos and b-roll, view the three-legged stool day press release, and more.

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