Funding

NSBA and Coalition Urge Representatives to Save Medicaid in Schools

NSBA joined 41 national education, healthcare, disability, and child welfare organizations in a letter urging members of Congress to support vital healthcare for students with disabilities and students in poverty, and vote "no" on The American Health Care Act.

NSBA Statement Regarding Federal Investments for Our Students and Communities

Statement on
Federal Investments for Our Students and Communities
by
Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director and CEO
National School Boards Association

Alexandria, Va. (Septemer 28, 2016) -- The National School Boards Association today issued a statement regarding federal investments for our nation's public school students, urging Congress to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) that maintains the federal commitment to our students’ success and supports the goals of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Approval of a short-term funding measure is necessary to ensure continuity and stability until a final appropriations measure is enacted.

Issue Brief: Federal Funding for Education

Increasing the federal share of funding for special education is paramount, and should be addressed before considering future funding for new programs that may not have proven results for program effectiveness. Specifically, funding for competitive grant programs should be weighed against the need to address Congress’ promise to fund the federal share of the more than 40-year-old law (IDEA) that has superseded other budget priorities for the majority of school districts and communities.

Key Information for School Board Members for Meetings with Members of Congress During the August Congressional Recess

The Congressional August recess presents a unique opportunity for school board members across the country to meet locally and share with their members of Congress public education issues of great importance to their communities. This year, House members will recess from July 31 until September 7, while Senators won’t begin their recess until August 10 continuing through September 7.

During these periods when your federal lawmakers are home we hope that you will engage them in conversation from the local school board member’s perspective.

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).

Letter to Representatives Cole and DeLauro Prior to FY2016 Appropriations Mark-up

NSBA Executive Director Tom Gentzel sent this letter to the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. This letter was sent to the Subcommittee prior to the mark-up of the Fiscal Year 2016 Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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).

Letter to Representatives Cole and DeLauro Prior to FY2016 Appropriations Mark-up

NSBA Executive Director Tom Gentzel sent this letter to the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. This letter was sent to the Subcommittee prior to the mark-up of the Fiscal Year 2016 Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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