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Webinar to Address School Labor Shortages

The U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury are hosting a two-part webinar series that may be of interest to school nutrition professionals and other local educational agency (LEA) staff.

Part two of the webinar series – “Using American Rescue Plan Funds and Other Federal Supports to Address State and Local Teacher and School Staff Labor Shortages” – will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 1 to 2 p.m. The October 28, 2021, webinar will focus on staff shortages, such as school bus drivers and school nutrition professionals/food service workers.

Schools and LEAs across the nation are facing challenges in filling these critical positions in schools. The purpose of these webinars is to discuss the underlying causes of these shortages and share effective practices happening at the state and local levels and how federal resources, including those under the American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER) and the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), can be used to support and sustain these efforts.


In order to join the entire webinar series, please register for the session.

Webinar: Staff Shortages (such as school bus drivers and school nutrition professionals)

Date and Time: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, 4 p.m. Eastern Time

Register for the Labor Shortages Webinar Series Part 2 webinar External link opens in new window or tab.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation message containing information about joining the webinar.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Tria Stallings with the Department of Education at

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, November 1, 2021
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