CLASS is now Advocates for School Trust Lands! Our new name and logo reflect our mission of helping states honor their historic commitment to optimize revenues from school trust lands and manage their permanent funds as an ever-growing, sustainable source of education funding. Thank you to all active members who participated in the re-branding vote.
Advocates for School Trust Lands is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational leaders and legislators information on the productive use of school trust lands and funds.
Mission Statement: School trust lands were granted to states at the time of statehood for the sole purpose of generating revenue in perpetuity for public education. Advocates for School Trust Lands helps states honor their historic commitment to optimize revenues from school trust lands and manage their permanent funds as an ever-growing, sustainable source of education funding.
We are parents, educators, school board members, state land commissioners, productive land users and others working to ensure a robust endowment for the benefit of today’s schoolchildren and all future generations, as intended since the founding of our country.
To find out more about Advocates for School Trust Lands , click here.
CLASS: Rebranding Presentation
Due to technical difficulties we were not able to Live Stream our organizational rebranding. A taped video of the presentation can be found here. Thank you for your patience.
School Trust Lands Video: A Birthright Forever
Advocates for School Trust Lands has produced a short film about School Trust Lands in the United States. It explains about the original grants of land made to the states as they entered the Union, the associated permanent funds, and how the school trusts are making a difference for school children.
School Trust Lands
School Trust Lands are lands that have been set aside to generate revenue for schools. To find out more about School Trust Lands, click here.
Trust Lands in Your State
Click here to see an overview of trust lands in your state.
We have a new twitter account. Our former handle is no longer updated. Come follow us at @schooltrusts.