2021 Legislative Priorities

  • Pass and fully fund the School Equity and Staffing Act (HB1929/SB1257), ensuring that we are adequately staffing schools and supporting students who face the most barriers to learning. 

  • Preserve no loss protection to ensure no school division receives less in state funding, so that local leaders have the stability to budget plan and focus on student safety and learning.

  • Maintain continued levels of state direct aid support to schools through the end of the next school year by offsetting any sales tax losses. 

  • Increase broadband access and affordability so that students have access to high speed internet for learning, regardless of where they live or what their family can afford. 

  • Maximize any new available federal stimulus dollars to direct towards school divisions. Lawmakers should prioritize equitable distribution of this support based on student need.

  • Fully tap into the Revenue Reserve Fund to fund the School Equity and Staffing Act.