AASA Releases Statement on Senate Education Appropriations Bill

For Immediate Release

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

Alexandria, Va. – Sept. 7, 2017 – AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech released the following statement today in response to the FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill passed today by the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations.

“AASA is pleased to see Congress moving forward with its efforts to avoid a federal shutdown.

“Specific to education, we applaud the Senate education appropriations bill for its bipartisan support for the nation’s public schools and the teachers, students and communities they serve. We commend the Senate for rejecting the draconian cuts within President Trump’s FY18 proposal and for their continued commitment to supporting and strengthening public education by maintaining investment in critical K-12 programs such as IDEA, Perkins Career Technical Education, ESSA Title I and Title II, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

“We at AASA #LovePublicEducation and see today’s vote as a step in the right direction for supporting schools in the work they do to educate all students.” 

For specific questions, please contact Noelle Ellerson Ng, AASA associate executive director, policy and advocacy, at nellerson@aasa.org.

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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 http://www.aasa.org.