Advocacy

NSBA's Actions in Support of Federal Funding

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NSBA Supports Full Funding for Title I and IDEA Grants

NSBA supports full funding of Title I and IDEA grants, as well as other effective education funding. Find out more about NSBA’s efforts, including letters to Congress and federal agencies, recommendations, statements, and grassroots calls to actions.

Federal Legislative Actions

June 15, 2018: NSBA letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee on FY 2019 investments in education

May 2, 2018: NSBA letter calling for Congress to prioritize education funding.

November 14, 2017: NSBA Letter expressing opposition to provisions of the Chairman's Mark of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).

November 6, 2017: NSBA Letter expressing opposition to the proposed expansion of the 529 plans as a tax provision for private schools.

May 4, 2017: NSBA Letter to House and Senate leaders to oppose the American Health Care Act

May 3, 2017: Coalition Letter to House and Senate leaders to Save Medicaid in Schools

April 6, 2017: NSBA Letter to House Appropriations Committee on FYs 2017-18 Investments in Education

March 7, 2017: Coalition Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee to Save Medicaid in Schools

November 16, 2016: NSBA Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees on FY2017 Investments in Education

September 28, 2016: NSBA Statement on Federal Investments for our Students and Communities.

July 12, 2016: NSBA Letter to U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill

March 10, 2016: Coalition Letter to U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committee on IDEA
Coalition Letter to U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committee to urge a significant increase in funding for IDEA in the FY2017 LHHS-Education appropriation over FY2016 levels.

June 23, 2015: NSBA Letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
In this letter to members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, NSBA Executive Director Tom Gentzel weighs in on the Subcommittee's Fiscal Year 2016 bill prior to the bill's mark-up.

June 16, 2015: NSBA Letter to Representatives Cole and DeLauro Prior to FY2016 Appropriations Mark-up
In this letter to Representatives Cole and DeLauro, NSBA Executive Director Tom Gentzel weighs in on the Fiscal Year 2016 Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill prior to the bill's mark-up in Subcommittee.

May 8, 2015: NSBA and 800-member Coalition Letter to Congressional Appropriations Committees
In a coalition letter, NSBA and more than 800 organizations urged Congress to sustain investments in education and related programs for FY 2016

May 12, 2014: NSBA and Rebuild America's School Coalition Letter to Senate Leaders
NSBA and Rebuild America’s Schools coalition forwarded a letter to Senate leaders supporting a two-year extension for Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs), which are used by school districts in every state to renovate, repair and modernize school buildings and classrooms.

January 24, 2014: IDEA Coalition Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Supporting Increased IDEA Funding
NSBA joins a coalition of education associations to urge Representatives ask the President to increase funding for IDEA in his FY 2015 budget proposal.

July 24, 2013: NSBA Letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee on FY2014 Labor, Health & Human Services Education Appropriations bill
NSBA expresses concerns about funding cuts in proposed FY2014 appropriations for Title I grants for disadvantaged students and IDEA (special education) programs.

July 10, 2013: NSBA Letter to Senate Committee on Appropriations on FY2014 Labor-Health & Human Services Education Appropriations bill
NSBA expresses support for proposed FY2014 appropriations for Title I grants for disadvantaged students and IDEA (special education) programs.

December 20, 2012: NSBA Letter on H.R. 6684, the Spending Reduction Act of 2012
NSBA opposes the Spending Reduction Act of 2012 (H.R. 6684), because it and similar measures would significantly undermine key federal investments in education.

June 7, 2012: NSBA letter on FY2013 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill
NSBA expresses support for preserving funding for IDEA (special education) and Title I grants for disadvantaged students in the FY2013 funding bill.

Federal Agencies Actions

November 19, 2010: NSBA's Letter to Secretary Duncan
NSBA comments regarding state and local education agencies’ capacity and support in the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program (SRCL).

September 7, 2010: NSBA's Comments on Proposed Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs
NSBA submitted recommendations in response to the Secretary of Education's Notice of Proposed Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs.

Grassroots Calls to Actions and Resources

Learn about NSBA’s grassroots resources.

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