The ARP ESSER III grant program is authorized in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), signed into law in March 2021. The intent and purpose of ARP of 2021, ESSER III funding is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students.


PBTISD was awarded an allocation of $5,793,411
The following areas were targeted for this one-time funding:
  • Programs and activities to support College and Career Readiness and Career Technical Education 
  • Mitigating Learning Loss for all students
  • Training and professional development for staff
  • Technology resources to enhance online learning for all students
  • School facility improvements to mitigate environmental health hazards and support student health needs
  • Evidence-based activities to address learning gaps for students

In an effort to increase parental and family engagement and support two-way communication, Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD will provide, to the extent practicable, the Campus Improvement Plan, the Parent and Family Engagement Policy, and any other pertinent information in a language and format understood by parents and the public.


These documents may be accessed in English:

  • On our website
  • In the offices of PBTISD schools
  • Hardcopy available upon request

Should there be families who speak languages other than English or Spanish, PBTISD will provide translations below.


Who to contact:

Robin Garcia
Director of Federal Programs and Special Populations 
(432) 447-7201


ESSER III Use of Funds Plan

In PBTISD's efforts to continuously involve the community, survey participantssurvey was conducted in the summer of 2021 consisting of parents, staff, and community members. Feedback was provided on what methods ESSER III fund should be utilized for students and staff in support of learning loss and operations to maintain physical and emotional health. Additionally, ways to support learning loss while out of school time or extended days. PBTISD will be building our plans for funding based on these responses:
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