Federal Funding

NSBA Urges Swift Passage of FY2018 Appropriations; NSBA Opposes Diverting $1B to Non-Public Schools

NSBA Letter dated 7/18/2017 to the House Committee on Appropriations – NSBA urges swift passage of an FY2018 appropriations measure that invests in public education and continues to put our nation’s public schools first.  NSBA supports the Appropriations Committee’s efforts to boost funding for IDEA and continued efforts to fund Title I, Impact Aid and Perkins Career and Technical Education.  NSBA strongly opposes the diversion of federal resources to non-public schools and requests the Committee to reconsider funding cuts made to Title II.

NSBA Urges Congress to Sustain Impact Aid Federal Properties Payments to School Districts

Coalition Letter to Congress urges Congress not to eliminate a funding stream which would be a reversal on a 68-year commitment to federally impacted communities. Cuts would cause financial harm as Impact Aid supports personnel and professional development, academic materials, transportation, technology, and other general operating expenses.

Analysis of Administration's FY2018 Budget request to Congress

On May 23, 2017, President Trump released the Administration’s FY2018 budget request to Congress which calls for a number of program eliminations within the U.S.

NSBA Statement on FY 2017 Omnibus Bill

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's signing of the FY 2017 Omnibus Bill:

Cutting Funding for Public Schools Undermines Students and Nation

Alexandria, Va., (March 16, 2017) - NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's proposed budget: “The Administration’s proposed $9 billion cut to the education budget is irresponsible, and it would put programs and needed support services provided by schools at risk if it is adopted by Congress. The proposal redirects hundreds of millions of dollars from public schools – often, school districts that rely most heavily on federal aid, forcing them to cut vital services or raise local property taxes." More:

Fiscal continuity and stability of ed programs benefits all students

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.

NSBA Statement on U.S. Dept. of Education Proposed SNS Rule

November 2, 2016 - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today issued comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Title I – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged – Supplement not Supplant. NSBA expressed its support for local governance and commitment to the education of over 50 million students nationwide, and detailed specific areas of concern regarding the rule.

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.

Policies Required By Federal Law - June 2017

This chart lists Federal laws and regulations that require a policy, written procedure, or form,. School districts may need to adopt additional policies that are not included in this chart as required by state law.  

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.

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