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Be My Valentine-AEA Action at the Capitol

On February 14, 2022, AEA officers and members gathered at the Capitol to send a message to legislative leadership about overriding the Aggregate Expenditure Limit before the March 1 deadline.
2022 Valentine
Published: 02/14/2022

Key Takeaways

  1. Legislators must override the aggregate expenditure limit by March 1 or school districts will need to cut over $1 billion in their budgets this year.
  2. Nearly 400 educators signed a virtual valentine card for Senate President Karen Fann and House Speaker Rusty Bowers.
  3. AEA officers and members delivered valentines and cake to legislative leadership to urge them to lift the cap preventing public schools from spending their budgets this year.

UPDATE: After we left the Capitol this morning, both the House and Senate Rules Committees added measures to lift the cap on school spending this year and prevent over $1 billion budget cuts.

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