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A bill to provide assistance for the modernization, renovation, and repair of elementary school and secondary school buildings in public school districts and community colleges across the United... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Sep 21, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To provide assistance for the modernization, renovation, and repair of elementary school and secondary school buildings in public school districts and community colleges across the United States in order to support the achievement of improved educational outcomes in those schools, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Fix America's Schools Today Act of 2011''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; Table of Contents. TITLE I--ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Sec. 101. Purpose. Sec. 102. Authorization of appropriations. Sec. 103. Allocation of funds. Sec. 104. State use of funds. Sec. 105. State and local applications. Sec. 106. Use of funds. Sec. 107. Additional provisions. TITLE II--COMMUNITY COLLEGE MODERNIZATION

Sec. 201. Federal assistance for community college modernization. TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 301. Definitions. Sec. 302. Buy American. Sec. 303. Compliance with Davis-Bacon Act. Sec. 304. Reports.

TITLE I--ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

SEC. 101. PURPOSE.

The purpose of this title is to provide assistance for the modernization, renovation, and repair of elementary school and secondary school buildings for schools that are served by local educational agencies across the United States, in order to support the achievement of improved educational outcomes in such schools.

SEC. 102. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS; APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS.

There are authorized to be appropriated, and there are appropriated, $25,000,000,000 to carry out...

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Dear Representative/Senator: On behalf of the 3.2 million dedicated members of the National Education Association, we urge you to add your name as a cosponsor to the Fix America’s Schools Today (FAST) Act (S. 1597/H.R. 2948), introduced by Senator Brown (D-OH) and Representative DeLauro (D-CT). This critical legislation would provide urgently needed resources for school and campus repair and modernization. Investments in education such as targeted resources for school and campus repair and modernization will jump start the economy and ensure students the learning environments so essential to their success. Our children deserve manageable class-sizes and modernized and energy-efficient school buildings. Yet, on average, our public schools are more than 40 years old and need an estimated $500 billion in repairs and upgrades. It is shameful that today’s students must go to school in yesterday’s school buildings, with out of date technology and often unsafe, crumbling infrastructure. The FAST Act will help address this unacceptable situation by providing $30 billion to repair and modernize our nation’s public schools. In so doing, it will help make sure that our students have the learning environments they need to succeed and to ensure our nation’s future economic competitiveness. In addition, it will help create good jobs to put Americans back to work. Construction and building repair generally create 9,000-10,000 jobs per billion dollars spent. Eliminating just half the backlog in needed repairs and improvements would, over a period of years, create more than two million much-needed jobs. The FAST Act also includes $5 billion to modernize community college facilities. Community college enrollments continue to rise as workers seek to enhance their skills in order to find employment in this tough economy or advance in their careers. Modernization of facilities is critical to accommodate these record numbers of students. http://www.nea.org/home/49383.htm

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