Federal Funding

NSBA Applauds House Action to Move Labor-HHS-ED Bill Forward with Key Education Funding Provisions

Alexandria, VA (June 24, 2015) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee passed an appropriations bill with targeted investments in Title I grants for disadvantaged students and special education state grants under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

NSBA Letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel sent this letter to members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, prior to the mark-up of the Subcommittee's FY2016 appropriations bill. In the letter, "NSBA strongly urges the Subcommittee to provide the highest possible funding allocations for Title I grants for disadvantaged students and grants under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

NSBA views house “mark-up” of Labor-HHS- Education Bill as positive, progressive next step

NSBA commends the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee for holding its first “mark-up” in three years to consider the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill. To comment on the record, NSBA sent a letter to the committee’s chairman and ranking member expressing appreciation for targeted investments in our students and schools.

NSBA and 800-member Coalition Letter to Congressional Appropriations Committees

In a coalition letter on May 8, 2015, NSBA and more than 800 organizations urged Congress to sustain investments in education and related programs for Fiscal Year 2016.

NSBA supports investment in IDEA

The National School Boards Association today signed on to a coalition letter supporting an increased federal investment in special education grants to states. Collectively, level funding through the appropriations process and the cuts of sequestration have exacerbated the need for school districts to raise taxes or use local budget dollars to cover an ever-growing share of the federal contribution to special education.

IDEA Full Funding Coalition Letter to the Senate and House

A coalition of education organizations dedicated to advocating for the full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) submitted this letter to both the Senate and House Subcommittees on Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations. On behalf of students with disabilities, teachers, specialized instructional support professionals, parents, administrators, and school boards, the letter urges the subcommittees to provide increased funding for IDEA within the FY2016 LHHS‐Education appropriation.

2015 Advocacy Institute Legislative Advocacy Background Materials

This document provides background information on the following legislative advocacy items that will be discussed in the 2015 Advocacy Institute

It’s National School Lunch Week: school leaders say yes to good nutrition, no to increased costs and waste!

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has issued a press release calling for flexibility and relief from the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address the unintended consequences of onerous requirements for federal school meal programs in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act with the start of National School Lunch Week on Oct.13.

School boards praise legislation to fully fund IDEA

The National School Boards Association joined 12 other national education organizations who promote full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in a letter of strong support to the legislation’s sponsor. Sen.

NSBA letter to U.S. House of Representatives on FY 2015 Funding for School Nutrition

NSBA reiterates support for school kitchen equipment modernization funding and temporary relief for school districts struggling with child nutrition regulations.

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