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National Education Groups Issue Statement on Proposed Elimination of SALT-D

Reston, VA – October 30, 2017 – National education groups representing school business professionals, superintendents, school boards, rural schools and communities, and educational service agencies issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposed elimination of the State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT-D).

“We believe any comprehensive tax reform must preserve the state and local tax deduction as a matter of national priority. SALT revenue is invested in local communities to fund vital needs including infrastructure, public safety, homeownership, and public schools, which educate almost 90% of students in our country. Representing public education leaders entrusted with the important responsibility for educating students, we are deeply committed to ensuring students get the best possible education and support. Eliminating the SALT deduction endangers public education and our students’ future.

State and local tax deductions ensure a stable local tax base that public schools rely on to educate students and provide needed services, such as health care and related needs. The current proposal to eliminate the SALT deduction as part of broader tax reform would cripple this ability and damage state and local economies.

In alphabetical order, representatives from the national organizations include:

    AASA, The School Superintendents Association—Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director

    Association of Educational Service Agencies—Joan Wade, Executive Director

    Association of School Business Officials International—John Musso, Executive Director

    National Rural Education Association—Allen Pratt, Executive Director

    National School Boards Association—Thomas Gentzel, Executive Director and CEO

For specific questions about this issue, please contact Noelle Ellerson Ng, AASA associate executive director, policy and advocacy, at [email protected].

For questions about ASBO International, please contact Elleka Yost, ASBO government affairs & communications manager, at [email protected].

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About ASBO International
Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards in school business. Its members support student achievement through effective resource management in various areas ranging from finance and operations to food services and transportation. Learn more at