AASA Statement on the FY15 Appropriations Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
James Minichello
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. – Dec. 10, 2014 – Daniel A. Domenech, the executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement today on the status of the fiscal year 2015 (FY15) federal appropriations bill.

“Last night, the House released details on the proposed FY15 federal appropriations bill. More than two months past due, the silver lining—in an era when Congress manages expectations to a very low level—is that they avoided a shutdown.

“When the reality is that overall spending for FY15 is virtually unchanged from FY14, there is little room for funding increases anywhere in the budget. AASA acknowledges this reality and applauds Congress for prioritizing Title I and IDEA as federal K12 priorities, providing a funding increase for each program. Looking to 2016, AASA remains hopeful that Congress will permanently resolve sequestration and that the federal funding discussion will turn to how we invest in education, and away from how we defend against additional cuts.”

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For more information on the FY15 appropriations bill, visit AASA’s Leading Edge blog.

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AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.