On behalf of the nation’s middle level and high school principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) issued the following statement on President Joe Biden’s FY 2022 budget proposal that calls for a $102.8 billion investment in education:

“It is uplifting to see the Biden administration continue to prioritize our nation’s students and educators,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “While the American Rescue Plan will provide our schools with the urgent funds to address immediate needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot always rely on one-time influxes of support for our nation’s education system. The $102.8 billion proposed for the 2022–23 school year provides our K–12 schools with the reliable funding they require to continue serving each student. It’s promising to see such significant investments in our nation’s students and schools, particularly with increased funding for Title I, IDEA, and resources to hire school counselors, nurses, and mental health professionals.”