August 18, 2020
Federal Advocacy
AESA - AASA Joint Leadership Funding Request

AESA and AASA recently sent a joint letter to congress to reiterate the critical need of federal funding to support schools and ESAs for the 2020-21 school year. We want to ensure that as Congress negotiates its latest emergency supplemental funding in response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, they include significant, robust, and flexible education stabilization funding for our nation’s public schools . . . funding that is distinct from and in addition to any broader state and local stabilization funding. The costs being incurred by districts and ESAs, and those covered by the federal funding, represent what it will take to merely stabilize current services and costs associated with the three reopening models (fully in‐person, fully online, and hybrid) in the wake of revenue losses at both the state and local level.

Our requests continue to be clear, and remain the same: $200 billion in emergency funding directly to states for support to local education agencies (LEAs) and regional educational services agencies (ESAs); funding that is outside of and in addition to broader state stabilization funding; as well as at least $4 billion in emergency funding to support remote learning.

Registration Open for VIRTUAL Annual Educators' Call to Action Conference
Back to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources for Educators from the Coalition for Grieving Students
Upcoming Events
Educators' Call to Action Conference
September 29, 30, Oct 1 2020 - Virtual
Reading Leaders Book Club
Next Meeting: Thursday, August 20
Book Choice: All Adults Here by Emily Straub


Business Strategy Framework (Virtual)
Led by a team of AESA experts
October 20, 21, 27, 28, 2020; 2 - 5 pm (EST)
Sponsored by Sourcewell, an AESA member.


AESA Annual Conference
December 2-5, 2020

Staying Home and Staying Healthy
Community Health Magazine is a Business Partner of AESA

Community Health Magazine has provided a series of health-related articles. Here is the third in a series about Staying Healthy, At Home!

Staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak can help you avoid contracting the potentially deadly pathogen. Arming your immune system and creating a natural shield by eating foods rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can help you fight off an infection, whether it is COVID-19 or other viruses and bacterium.