The following is the Consortium of State School Boards Association’s (COSSBA) most recent federal education report. The United States Congress is enjoying its annual August recess and as such, federal activity is very light.
August 21, 2023 Headlines From the Weekly Report Include:
Federal School Safety Resources Highlighted: Four federal cabinet agencies have launched a public awareness campaign to highlight the various federal school safety resources that are available. The Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice announced the campaign in a press release.
The release stated, “Through the campaign, the Administration will educate school administrators and personnel, teachers, parents and guardians, and state and local government officials about school safety resources available at SchoolSafety.gov. The goal is to advance the mission and maximize the benefits of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) by accelerating and enhancing the implementation of programs and initiatives that will help families, communities, and schools build capacity and establish and expand successful school safety strategies. The campaign is being launched for the back-to-school season to ensure schools have the tools they need to create and sustain welcoming, safe, and supportive learning environments for students and educators.”