Federal Funding

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.

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the need to address Congress’ promise to fund the federal share of the more than 40-year-old law (IDEA) that has superseded other budget priorities for the majority of school districts and communities.

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

Order denying Gloucester County School Board's petition for rehearing en banc.

Coalition Letter to U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committee

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined more than 660 organizations in a letter to the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees voicing support for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education and related agencies, and urging the lawmakers to allocate as high a funding level as possible to these programs and services in the fiscal year 2017 subcommittee allocations.

NSBA and national groups call for increased investment in education

The National School Boards Association today joined a group of over 660 organizations in a letter to the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees expressing support of the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education and related agencies, and calling for increased investments in the agencies’ programs and services in fiscal year 2017.

President Obama releases 2017 budget proposal

President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2017 budget request to Congress today—the eighth and final of his presidency—which includes investments to improve academic achievement, empower students with the computer science skills needed for a 21st century economy, and expand access to high-quality preschool.

In particular, part of his $4.1 trillion proposal is committed to Title I and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) grants—or special education funds—to states.

NSBA Lends Support to Keep Our PACT Act

The National School Boards Association today joined with leading national education organizations in supporting the Keep Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers (PACT) Act.

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 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.

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