ESSER News Stories and Features
Video: BOE hears update on COVID relief fund spending and priorities
During the May 8, 2023 BOE meeting, members received an update on COVID relief funding, major initiatives funding supported, and the planning underway for when the funds end.
Check & Connect program helps keep kids in school
Thanks to COVID-relief funds, the Pando Initiative has implemented a Check & Connect program at four WPS elementary schools to help keep kids engaged in school.
Video: BOE receives update on 2023 Summer School plan
During the Board of Education's March 6, 2023 meeting, members heard an update on the summer school offerings that will be available to students.
Video: Elementary Mindfulness Rooms give students tools and strategies
WPS is using COVID relief funds to helps schools create Mindfulness Rooms where students can use various tools to help them regulate themselves and get tasks completed and so they can to their classrooms.
Video: Strategic Plan Van visits Harry Street to learn about LETRS
Superintendent Thompson visits Harry St. Elementary to learn more about LETRS training in the Wichita Public Schools and how that supports 3rd grade reading proficiency.
Video: Update on how WPS is using COVID Relief Funds (ESSER)
At the October 4, 2022 Board of Education meeting, members heard an update on how WPS is using ESSER II funds and plans for using ESSER III funds to support learning loss due to COVID.
Revolution Now online tutoring
Wichita Public Schools middle and high school students can receive homework help in 30 different subjects with Revolution Now online tutoring.
The Wichita Beacon: Federal money allows Wichita Public Schools to invest in summer programs
Wichita Beacon reporter talks about the summer learning programs and how tests and surveys conducted by WPS show an increase in student test scores and satisfaction from participating families.