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Lindale ISD ESSER Information Home


Data shows that the pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning, both across the country and in Lindale ISD.  Lindale ISD is launching a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process to help determine how it should potentially spend additional federal dollars to address unfinished learning and COVID-19 recovery.

The American Rescue Plan signed into law in March by President Joe Biden included $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for school districts across the country, which is the single largest investment in federal elementary and secondary education in the nation’s history. Lindale ISD is in the process of applying to receive some of that additional funding.

Información en español 

ESSER II Use of Funds

ESSER III Use of Funds


ESSER III Federal Grant Contact Information

Stan Surratt, Superintendent

(903) 881-4001

Lindale ISD Safe Return to In-Person Instruction

and Continuity of Services Plan 



Lindale  ISD will be applying for CRRSA, ESSER II and ARP, ESSER III funding. The purpose of ESSER II is to prevent, prepare for or respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of ESSER III is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students. The plan that follows is a draft intended to outline Lindale ISDs planned safety measures for the 2021-2022 school year while continuing to provide an excellent educational experience.

 Maintaining Health and Safety:

To reduce the risk of transmission Lindale ISD plans the following mitigation strategies for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Optional wearing of masks

  • The use of assigned seating, cohorts, and podding when appropriate

  • Proper handwashing encouraged

  • Hand sanitizer available

  • Regular, targeted cleaning of facilities and transportation

  • Positive cases will be reported to the local health department (NETHealth)

  • Appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities as identified in the student’s Individualized Education Program



Ensuring Continuity of Services:

Lindale ISD will continue to take appropriate actions to ensure continuity of services to students. These actions will focus on addressing students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. Proposed plans to provide a continuity of services are as follows:

  • Increase Response to Intervention Staff

  • Professional Development for Educators

  • Summer School

  • Behavioral Support Staff

  • Instructional Materials

  • Increased English Learner Staff

  • Increased Special Education Staff

  • Increased Counseling

See the LISD Use of ESSER III Funds Plan for further details.


Opportunity for Public Comment:

During the development of the plan, student data informed input from staff throughout the district. Needs were prioritized based on wellness and instructional continuity. The draft plan was presented to the public through the Board of Trustees through budget workshops in May, June, and July, 2021. Staff, student, parent and community surveys were available with over 1,000 responses in May 2021. All feedback will be considered in revising the draft plan. Such revisions will occur prior to the application of ESSER III funds.


Periodic Review and Revision of the Plan:

During the period in which ESSER IIII funds are available, LISD will review and revise the plan at least every six months. These revisions will take into account parent and community feedback, as well as updated guidance from the Texas Education Agency.

For the Public:

Lindale ISD  has taken the following steps to ensure availability of the plan to families and the community:

  • This draft plan is posted on the LISD website (

  • This plan may be translated orally by request. Please contact Deb Kellas to request a translation at or 903-881-4001.

  • A parent who is an individual with a disability as defined by the ADA may request the plan in an alternative format. Please contact Christy Clouse to make such a request at or 903-881-4001.

ESSER II & III Survey Results (May 2021)

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