SISD community members input needed via ESSER III Funding Stakeholder Survey

Socorro Independent School District officials are asking for input from all SISD stakeholders to help fill out the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Survey.

Officials say the survey will help the district plan for the use of federal funds to serve students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and sustain a safe return and operation of schools.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an undeniably difficult situation for many in the SISD community and in our nation over the past 15 months. The district is now on the path to where students will be returning to in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year,” district officials share.

“While their return is clear evidence of progress, the district recognizes that many students will require a significant amount of attention to address academic learning loss, social-emotional needs, and safety as they re-engage in the traditional school setting.”

According to SISD officials, they will be applying for a large amount of federal funding that is being made available through the ESSER program.

“This funding will last for three years, and it is intended to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students. ESSER funding must be used to meet needs that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic,” officials added.

Everyone in SISD, including students, parents, employees, constituents, and community members, is invited to fill out the survey, which is available at The survey will be open through 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2021.

The survey also can be accessed via this link.