AASA Sends Letter to Dept. of Education on “Supplement, Not Supplant” Regulations

AASA Sends Letter to Dept. of Education on “Supplement, Not Supplant” Regulations

October 31, 2016

AASA, the School Superintendents Association, highlighted a joint letter on the Dept. of Education’s proposed “supplement, not supplant” regulations, which called them “far-reaching federal mandates” that are “in conflict with the spirit and intent of the underlying statute, which is premised on state and local control.” The letter was signed by 49 superintendent state associations that “support ESSA in part for its continued commitment to equity.” The superintendents do not want “supplement, not supplant” reform to be an opportunity for the Dept. of Education to “exert unprecedented influence over the more than 90 percent of K-12 funding generated by state and local districts.”