Advocacy in Action (7/13/20) - NASSP Congressional Update

By Alison Maley posted 07-20-2020 12:42


July 13, 2020

NASSP Congressional Update

Following the July 4 recess, Congress returns with a laundry list of bills and policies to complete prior to August—and a limited amount of time in which to do it. As of now, there have been no indications from either chamber that Congress is planning to eliminate August recess, so the time crunch to complete these projects is significant. The House may have the easier path of both chambers, as their main goal is to pass all 12 appropriations bills by the end of the month. While this is still a difficult task, House Democratic leadership has a path forward and work has already begun.


While there seems to be general consensus about supporting K–12 education in the next package, a significant investment—at least $175 billion—will be necessary to better enable schools to safely and effectively educate students in the 2020–21 school year.


Join NASSP in advocating for this investment by contacting your lawmakers today to let them know how important additional federal aid will be for serving your students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.



Message from ISBE

Please see the from State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala regarding mandatory remote learning rumors:



July 16, 2020


Dear Colleagues:


We are aware of a rumor circulating about the possibility of Governor Pritzker announcing at a press conference tomorrow a return to fully remote learning for the fall. We have confirmed with the Governor's Office that the rumor is false. At this time, there are no changes to the ISBE and IDPH joint transition guidance for fall.


Thank you for your ongoing partnership to serve our students safely.



Dr. Carmen I. Ayala

State Superintendent of Education

Illinois State Board of Education

Illinois Principals Association

2940 Baker Drive

Springfield, IL 62703


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