Reston, VA—The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) applauds the high levels of education spending included in the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Committee FY 2022 bill, and encourages the House of Representatives at large to approve this funding.
“This funding provides a significant increase over spending levels in previous years. This money is sorely needed across our country’s education system, and we are grateful that the House Appropriations Committee has prioritized this funding,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “We urge the full House of Representatives and Congress to approve this bill and deliver these vital funds to our school systems.”
This bill matches President Joe Biden’s request of $102.8 billion in discretionary funding for the U.S. Department of Education—an increase of $29.3 billion above FY 2021. It also includes $36 billion for Title I grants to local education agencies, an increase of $19.5 billion above FY 2021; $15.5 billion for IDEA state grants, an increase of $2.6 billion above FY 2021; and $2.3 billion for Title II, Part A, an increase of $150 million above FY 2021.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of middle level and high school principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.