ESSER III – American Rescue Plan Funding 2020-23

ESSER III is bigger and better than its prequel ESSER I, but the critics say the sequel is packed with much more red tape. CSS has been busy attending numerous TEA trainings in preparation for the debut of ESSER III, and today’s article will summarize all the requirements of this blockbuster. The prep time will … Read More

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Among other provisions, ARPA created a 100% COBRA premium subsidy and additional COBRA enrollment rights for certain employees (and their families) including employees who lost group health plan coverage due to an involuntary termination (gross misconduct does not apply) or reduction of hours.   Who is eligible? A … Read More

NEW 2021 Travel Guidelines are now available

Travel has been largely stagnant since Covid hit, but people are starting to venture back out to in-person meetings and events. CSS wants to make sure you are up to date on the most current travel rates. On April 1, 2021 school officials were notified by the TEA that the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts … Read More