• IASA Position Statements - School Finance: Federal Issues

    4.1 SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING - The IASA shall urge the Congress of the United States to adequately fund the IDEA Act of 1997 commensurate with the mandates required by the Act and focus specifically on students whose placement requires new expenditures required by the reauthorization. (1/00)

    4.2 SCHOOL LUNCH AND MILK PROGRAMS - The IASA endorses the concept of school lunch and milk programs in each local school district for all children and urges federal and State governments to not reduce financial support for existing programs. (1/00)

    4.3 E-RATE DISCOUNT PROGRAM - The IASA shall urge Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to continue to support discount programs, including but not limited to the "E-Rate" program created in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, to provide affordable Internet access, distance-learning, and other educational programs for school districts and libraries. (1/00)

    Updated - November 2006