AASA Issues Statement on Superintendent Economic Survey


James Minichello 


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Alexandria, Va. – Feb. 12, 2018 – Today, Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, provided the following statement in response to AASA’s latest survey, Ten Years Later: How Funding Pressures Continue to Impact Our Nation’s Schools. AASA conducted a national survey of superintendents in December 2017 to gauge the extent to which schools continue to experience fiscal hardship as well as their capacity and approach to returning to pre-recession funding levels.

“We are ten years past the depths of the nation’s greatest economic recession. However, our public schools have yet to be operating at pre-recession levels. Some are there, but many are not, and they continue to aim for merely returning to pre-recession funding levels.

“Ten years means that in many schools across the country, our nation’s K-9 students have spent the entirety of their K-12 experience to date in a post-recession funding climate.

“As we prepare to respond to the President’s proposed budget for FY19, we are pleased to share our latest economic impact report to highlight the reality of providing education to our nation’s 50 million public school students and look forward to working with Congress to adopt federal funding levels that support adequate and equitable investment in our schools and the students they serve.”

Click here to access the survey. For specific questions about the survey, please contact Noelle Ellerson Ng, AASA associate executive director, policy and advocacy, at nellerson@aasa.org.


About AASA

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.