Public schools across the country rely upon federal investments for key education programs such as Title I grants for disadvantaged students, special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and also programs such as Impact Aid, which provides support to school districts educating students whose parents are enlisted in our Armed Forces and those who reside on tribal trust lands.
The current funding for federal agencies bill (H.R. 5325), which ensures fiscal stability of these programs and many more, is set to expire on Friday, December 9. Ensuring the continuance of these supports needs to be a key priority. It's critical to the education and success of our students, and stands to impact schools and whole communities.
Congress’ action is needed this week to ensure continuity and stability in education programs funding and operations.
Read more about NSBA’s actions in support of federal funding, including NSBA's letter to members of the Committee on Appropriations, urging for a swift passage of a final appropriations measure for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 that will sustain Prek- 12 education investments in our nation’s 50 million public school students.