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Member Newsletter: Online News

AESA’s weekly newsletter, Online News, is full of important updates, articles, and features. It is intended to connect members with information about what is happening at the federal level, provide AESA event information, and share news important to ESAs.

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Recent Updates

Forward Progress on ARP Liquidations

September 26, 2023

The United States Department of Education released a letter to States advising them that they would begin the process of allowing States to apply for late liquidation funds this fall. This is a terrific development as AESA and AASA have been pushing Congress and the Administration to begin the ARP liquidation process as early as…

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CALL TO ACTION: FY24 Appropriations

September 26, 2023

In the ultimate game of ‘will they or won’t they’, we once again find ourselves with a Congress that is unable to reliably complete its only constitutionally required task: funding the government. The Federal fiscal year 2024 (FY24) runs from October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024, and represents-largely -federal dollars that will be in…

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USDA Publishes Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule

September 1, 2023

On Wednesday, August 23, USDA published a final rule on program integrity to ensure that child nutrition programs are properly operated and managed to protect federal funds and taxpayer dollars. The final rule impacts the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Special Milk Program (SMP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and Child and Adult…

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Survey Results

August 28, 2023

With one year remaining to spend close to $200 billion in federal COVID relief funds, more than half of school district leaders are shifting their American Rescue Plan spending decisions due to higher-than-expected costs and inflation, according to a survey administered by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. Educator feedback and the need to further direct resources…

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