Ask Congress to Help GROW SISPS Programs
The Growing, Recruiting, and Obtaining Workers in Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Services (GROW SISPS) Act (H.R. 7219) would create a grant program at the U.S. Department of Education to increase partnerships between school districts and colleges to train and license SLPs, audiologists, and other specialized instruction support personnel (SISP) from within their communities to better serve rural and lower-income school districts.

Personnel shortages negatively impact the ability of all students to receive a free appropriate public education making it harder for schools to address learning recovery needs and the impact on mental health caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Existing educator shortages have been exacerbated by the pandemic—before the pandemic, 54% of SLPs reported shortages in their schools, and 15% of educational audiologists reported shortages in their schools.

Download the Issue Brief [PDF] to learn more.

Please complete the form to email your representative and ask them to support H.R. 7219.

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