Federal Funding

NSBA and Rebuild America's Schools 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.

 

Issue Brief: Federal Funding

Increasing the federal share of funding for special education is paramount, and should be addressed before considering future funding for newly created 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against the need to address Congress’ promise to fund the federal share of a 40-year-old mandate (i.e., IDEA) that has superseded other local budget priorities for the majority of school districts and communities.  IDEA must be fully funded—as well as requirements from the Elementary and Secondary

IDEA Coalition Dear Colleague Letter: Jan. 24, 2014

NSBA joins a coalition of education associations to urge U.S. Representatives ask the President to increase funding for IDEA in his FY 2015 budget proposal.

NSBA's Actions in Support of ESSA

Read about NSBA’s actions in support of ESEA reauthorization: letters to Congress and federal agencies, comments, and grassroots calls to action.

Background on Federal Funding

NSBA supports full federal funding for key education programs with proven results, such as Title I and IDEA, which have supported millions of students for decades.

NSBA's Actions in Support of Federal Funding

Read about NSBA’s actions regarding federal funding for education: letters to Congress and federal agencies, recommendations, policy statements, and grassroots calls to action.

NSBA's Position on Federal Funding

NSBA supports increasing federal funding for existing education programs before considering funding new programs that have not yet demonstrated positive results.

Federal Funding

NSBA supports restoring federal investments in education to their pre-sequestration levels, especially for key programs such as Title I and IDEA.

NSBA Letter to Labor, Health, and Human Services Education, and Related Agencies

NSBA urges Senators to preserve funding for special education and Title 1 grants for disadvantaged students in the fiscal year 2013 funding bill. 

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