NSBA Comments to U.S. Dept. of Education on Supplement not Supplant Proposed Rule

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Federal Advocacy Resources

On November 2, 2016, the National School Boards Association submitted public comment in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) implementing provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) relating to the Title I fiscal compliance test, supplement not supplant. NSBA members believe that  “public schools should provide equitable access and ensure that all students have the knowledge and skills to succeed as contributing members of a rapidly changing, global society, regardless of factors such as race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, English proficiency, immigration status, socioeconomic status, or disability.”  With these equity goals in mind, and on behalf of its membership, NSBA expressed several concerns with the proposed regulation, including that provisions of the rule conflict with ESSA in a way that undermines local governance.  The full text of NSBA’s public comment can be accessed below.

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