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April 2, 2024


Current AESA Executive Search

Position:  Executive Director
Organization:  Region 14 ESC (Abilene, TX)
Application Deadline: May 2, 2024
Learn more about the position and how to apply HERE.

Visit AESA's Job Central webpage to see this and other opportunities.


Be a Part of AESA's Annual Conference, Dec 4-6 in Florida

Proposals for Annual Conference Breakout Sessions

The 2024 AESA Annual Conference is the annual event that brings together ESA professionals, thought leaders, and experts from the education field.  


Breakout sessions are the backbone of the AESA Annual Conference! Please consider submitting your idea to showcase the work of your ESA!  The deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, April 15, 2024. 

Current CEOs are Invited to Participate in this Unique Opportunity Focused Completely on Leading ESAs

Are you an educational or regional service agency executive director? Are you looking for unparalleled professional development? You don't want to miss this! AESA proudly introduces its new National ESA Leadership Academy, a 12-month transformative journey designed exclusively for current executive directors.


Read More in AESA's Most Recent
Professional Learning Newsletter! 

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Federal Legislative Updates

USED Releases Guidance for Using Medicaid Funds to Deliver Health Services

USED released a document which provides step-by-step guidance to educational leaders to advocate for their state to use available federal Medicaid funds to address student needs, boost student achievement, and help improve life outcomes by creating a plan to allow reimbursement for services to all Medicaid-enrolled students. 

Federal Legislation Introduced to Bolster Student Mental Health Services Nationwide

The “Creating Access and Resources in Education (CARE) for Student Mental Health Act” was recently introduced by Senators John Cornyn, Thom Tillis, Maggie Hassan, Jon Tester, and Kyrsten Sinema. This legislation is backed by AESA, AASA, the National Association of School Psychologists and 40 other education, healthcare, and civil rights organizations. It makes improvements to the U.S. Department of Education’s mental health grant programs and ensures that rural and hard-to-reach districts, have more opportunities to access resources and hire critical mental health personnel. 

Read full update here.

FY24 Omnibus Package

Congress passed a $1.2 trillion dollar spending bill to provide funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, an omnibus package that wrapped up funding for the remaining eight appropriations bills, including the Labor Health Human Services Education and Others (LHHS) bill, which provides for education. FY24 runs October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024 (yes, we are already halfway through FY24) and FY24 funding will be in schools for the 2024-25 school year.

Read update here.


Excellence in Out-of-School Time Programs: Engage Every Student Recognition Opportunity

To honor exceptional programs, the U.S. Department of Education and partner organizations have launched the Engage Every Student Recognition Program. This initiative celebrates non-profits and municipalities collaborating with school districts, delivering high-quality OST programs that address COVID-19 impacts. Applications are due by April 10. Learn More!


State-Level Legislative News

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AESA helps you keep up to date with state-level legislative trends and issues from around the country with the State Examiner. It contains a month-in-review and summaries of important national reports. Read the most recent edition which looks back on March 2024.


ESA Headlines from Around the Country


FEH BOCES inducts high-performing students into National Technical Honor Society Indian Time


Iowa lawmakers pass AEA bill, move to increase teacher pay, handing win to Gov. Reynolds

Des Moines Register


Always Learning with Berrien RESA - United Way

Interview with Jonny Reinhardt talks with Berrien RESA Superintendent Eric Hoppstock and Amanda Drew, United Way of Southwest Michigan

WSJM, Michigan


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