Action Alert on CARES Interim Final Rule

After the CARES Act was signed into law, the US Department of Education released a guidance document telling public school officials how to properly implement the law to provide equitable services for all private schools. Following political pushback from public school officials, the USDE issued an Interim Final Rule to clarify the guidance in light of ambiguities in the law.

The final rule is published in the Federal Register and is open for comments until July 31, 2020.

NCEA, USCCB and other private school groups that are members of CAPE are filing formal reply comments expressing concerns and asking for further clarification to assure that private schools are treated fairly and equitably in implementing the funding intended to provide equitable services to all school as they prepare to reopen school—both brick and mortar or virtually.

NCEA is urging your action on this matter! More information is available here for your consideration.