December 3, 2019

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Call 1-800 Line And Request More IDEA Funding

AASA is proud to co-chair the IDEA Full Funding Coalition and increasing IDEA funding is our organization's top federal priority. As negotiations on appropriations come to a close this week we are excited that a few of our coalition partners have created a 1-800 line that superintendents can use to call their Reps/Senators and urgently request greater funding for IDEA. 

On Thursday we are targeting the House and on Friday we are targeting the Senate. Details are below. 

Call your Representative in the House starting on Thursday at 877-682-6145 and once you provide your zip code you will be automatically directed to your Reps office. Here's the script you can use for the call:

Hi, my name is ___________ and I am a constituent and the superintendent of xx   ____________.  I am calling to urge my Representative to increase funding for IDEA which provides resources for special education in the bill funding the Department of Education that Congress is working on now. Our district desperately needs Congress to adequately address rising special education costs which encroach on our operating budgets and we urge Congress to direct any increased funding for education toward this key formula grant program. (Feel free to mention other funding streams like Title I and Title IV that you also support). 

Call your Senator on Friday at 877-582-2913. Once you provide your zip code you will be automatically connected to one of your two Senators. Here's the script you can use for the call: 

Hi, my name is ___________ and I am a constituent and the superintendent of xx   ____________.  I am calling to urge my Senator to increase funding for IDEA which provides resources for special education in the bill funding the Department of Education that Congress is working on now. Our district desperately needs Congress to adequately address rising special education costs which encroach on our operating budgets and we urge Congress to direct any increased funding for education toward this key formula grant program. (Feel free to mention other funding streams like Title I and Title IV that you also support). 


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