About: Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson has created a Task Force to offer guidance and oversight of school districts’ plans for expenditure of federal funds focused on supporting student learning and student needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Commissioner’s Task Force on Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) II and Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) Funding Oversight will consist of 19 individuals, including superintendents, legislators, teachers, local school board members, business managers and private school personnel. The list of individuals who will serve on the Commissioner's Task Force can be found here: Commissioner's Task Force - completed list of individuals.
The Task Force will provide oversight and approval of school district plans for expenditure of the ESSER II ($368 million) and EANS ($26 million) funds for pandemic related expenses. The amount provided to each district varies across the state.
The Task Force will remain in place until Summer of 2023.
Meetings: See below for 2021 schedule of meetings for the Commissioner's Task Force. The meeting dates shown below will always be tentative as the Task Force will not meet unless there are expenditure plans to review.
Agendas and Meeting Materials: An agenda is published in advance of each meeting to notify the public of items the Task Force will discuss. An electronic version of the agenda and supportive materials are available on this page.
Meeting Location: All Task Force meetings will occur virtually.
Web streaming: See the link below for the web streaming.
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Session begins at 3 p.m.
Accessibility: Individuals who need the use of a sign language interpreter, or who require other special accommodations, should contact Makayla Auldridge at 785-296-3202 or email@example.com at least seven business days prior to a Commissioner's Task Force meeting.
Meeting Summary: A summary of each Commissioner's Task Force meeting will be posted below as soon as it is available.
2021 Meeting Dates
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