Impact Aid Basics and the Latest from Washington D.C.

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 1 – 3 p.m.

Hilary Goldmann, executive director of the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, which represents Impact Aid recipient school districts before the U.S. Congress and the administration, will lead an engaging discussion on the basics of Impact Aid, as well as the latest policy information from the nation’s capital.

Federal Impact Aid funding is an important funding stream for more than 70 public school districts in Arizona. In total, school districts in the state receive more than $160 million – more than any other state – to fill the gap in local resources due to the significant presence of nontaxable federal within the state, including military installations and Native American reservations. The purpose of Impact Aid, its funding formula and its use of funds vary greatly from other federal education programs. If your school district receives Impact Aid, it is important in your role as a school board member to understand its purpose and how it works.

During this session attendees will learn about the Impact Aid program, its purpose, how it is funded, how school districts apply for funding, the new Indian Policies and Procedures, and much more. Congress will be working on legislation leading up to the Congressional recess later in the summer. Hilary will provide an update on appropriations, infrastructure, rural education and legislation that proposes to turn Impact Aid into a private school voucher