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AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2019
For more than 30 years, Medicaid has paid for eligible school health services included in student's Individualized Education Programs (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Seventy-nine percent of low-income, school aged children receive health coverage through Medicaid and Child Health Plan (CHIP) which is 37% of all school-aged…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Federal Programs, Superintendents, School Health Services
AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2019
Awareness that educational equity and health care equity are intrinsically linked is becoming more commonplace, but because a significant share of states are providing much less school funding than they were a decade ago, there are fewer local education dollars allocated to addressing the health care issues of children in school. In December 2018,…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, School District Size, Rural Schools, Federal Programs
AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2019
A school's primary responsibility is to provide students with a high-quality education. However, children cannot learn to their fullest potential with unmet health needs. For over thirty years, Medicaid has helped cover the costs for certain medically necessary services provided in school-based settings to children eligible for special education…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, School District Size, Rural Schools, Federal Programs
Finnan, Leslie A.; McCord, Robert S. – AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2017
The 2016 AASA Superintendent Salary & Benefits Study marks the fifth edition of this study. This survey tracks the demographics, salary, benefits, and other elements of the employment contracts of school superintendents throughout the country. This year's study is based on 1,392 responses (15 percent response rate). The survey was distributed…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Surveys, Salaries, Fringe Benefits
AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2017
Many children and their families in rural America need better and more equitable educational opportunities. "Leveling the Playing Field" highlights the many and varied opportunities for Congress to act to ensure rural students receive the education they need and are given an equitable chance to succeed. The following policy initiatives…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Student Needs
Pudelski, Sasha; Davis, Carl – AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2017
This report examines current trends in state tuition tax credit (TTC) policies and how proposed federal TTC policy could harm school district finances across the country. The report is divided into five sections. Part I explains the concept of tuition tax credits, why they were created, how they operate, and why they prove to be more lucrative for…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Public Education, Tax Credits, State Policy
Pudelski, Sasha – AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2017
Meeting the health and wellness needs of students in school is a necessary and effective approach to reducing educational barriers for children and ensuring America's economic dominance in the 21st century. Since 1988, Medicaid has permitted payment to schools for certain medically necessary services provided to children under the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Public Policy, Wellness, Student Needs
Finnan, Leslie A.; McCord, Robert S. – AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2016
The 2015 AASA Superintendents Salary & Benefits Study marks the fourth edition of this study. This survey tracks the demographics, salary, benefits and other elements of the employment contracts of school superintendents throughout the country. This year's study is based on 728 responses, a 5.6 percent return rate. This is lower than previous…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Salaries, Fringe Benefits, Public Schools
Ellerson, Noelle M. – AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2015
This survey is the 16th in a series conducted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, on the impact of the economic recession and related fiscal policies (like sequestration) on the nation's schools. The series was launched in 2008 in response to state budget shortfalls, federal aid and interventions, and a series of additional events…
Descriptors: Retrenchment, Economic Climate, Public Policy, Educational Policy
Finnan, Leslie A.; McCord, Robert S.; Stream, Christopher C.; Petersen, George J.; Ellerson, Noelle M. – AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2015
The 2014 AASA Superintendents Salary and Benefits Study is intended to provide superintendents with actionable information needed to manage their compensation. This edition marks the third year the association has undertaken a comprehensive study on public school superintendent compensation. Using a commercially prepared mailing list of American…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Salaries, Fringe Benefits, Public Schools
Finnan, Leslie – AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2014
For months, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been debated throughout the media, legislatures, education organizations, and households across the country. Education groups have released statements both in favor of the standards and opposed. As these arguments are being tossed around, 44 states and D.C. are implementing CCSS and other…
Descriptors: State Standards, Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, School Surveys
McCord, Robert S.; Stream, Christopher C.; Ellerson, Noelle M.; Finnan, Leslie – AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2013
This edition of AASA, The School Superintendents Association's "Superintendents Salary and Benefits Study" marks the second year the association has undertaken a national study on public school superintendents' compensation. Until recently, most school superintendents have had to rely on the annual salary study sponsored by…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Salaries, Fringe Benefits, Surveys
AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2009
As part of an ongoing effort to gauge how school districts across the country are responding to the current economic downturn, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) continues to assess various measures of economic impact. Earlier AASA surveys addressed trends in districts' initial responses to the downturn, districts'…
Descriptors: Economic Impact, School Personnel, Job Layoff, School Districts