Business Affairs

Resources and important documents

ESSER III Compliance

Data shows that the pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning, both across the country and in Cicero School District 99.

Cicero District 99 is launching a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process to help determine how it should potentially spend additional federal dollars to address COVID-19 recovery, including unfinished learning and COVID prevention and mitigation practices.

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed into law in March and 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. Cicero School District 99 is slated by ISBE to receive some of that additional funding.

All parents, district employees, and community members are urged to complete a survey to help the district determine what to prioritize with the potential ESSER funds. School districts are limited in what they can use ESSER funds to support.

How District 99 Plans To Use ESSER III Funds

Cicero District 99 received funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III grant program. The purpose of the ARP ESSER III Fund is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the nation's students by addressing students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs.

This grant provides schools with funding to address the impact COVID-19 has had on services to students during school building closures. It also provides funding to develop and implement plans for the return to normal school operations. As part of this process, Cicero School District # 99 seeks stakeholder input on how this grant will support students, staff, and school operations. All members of the Cicero District 99 community are welcome to submit their input. 

Click Here To Take The Feedback Survey

Contact Info

Phone: 708-863-4856

Fax: 708-863-1065

Assistant Superintendent of  Business Affairs/CFO/CSBO

Rita Tarullo

Manager of Business Affairs,
Ewa Klis

Payroll Manager

Liliana Ziernicki

Finance/Operations Secretary,
Sofia Ceballos

Business Office Clerk,
Ruth Jennings