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Federal Advocacy Resources
May 10, 2018

NSBA delivers its letter to the full U.S. House of Representatives urging them to sign the discharge petition H.Res.774 regarding swift consideration to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.  

Federal Advocacy Resources
May 8, 2018

NSBA issued a letter to the Education and the Workforce Committee, opposing the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act, H.R. 5199. The proposed bill will divert public Impact Aid dollar to accounts that parents can use for private school tuition.

Federal Advocacy Resources
May 7, 2018

NSBA submitted comments in support of FNS 2017-0039. The rule proposes changes that allow small school districts to have more flexibility in the hiring requirements for new school nutrition directors.

Federal Advocacy Resources
May 2, 2018

NSBA's letter urges Congress to prioritize funding for education and provide the maximum funding in fiscal year 2019 for programs that include ESSA Title I-A, Title II-A, and Title IV; IDEA State Grants; and school safety infrastructure.

Federal Advocacy Resources
February 23, 2018

NSBA's letter expresses disappointment in the House Education and the Workforce Committee's decision to eliminate important educator investments through passage of H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act.

Federal Advocacy Resources
February 2, 2018

NSBA urges full funding of the federal share of investments in IDEA, along with provisions to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the program for both students and schools.

Federal Advocacy Resources
November 14, 2017

NSBA's letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Finance of the U.S. Senate, is in response to the Chairman's mark of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).  The letter voices NSBA's opposition of several provisions that would adversely impact a number of priorities for our nation’s public school students and districts.  
 

Federal Advocacy Resources
November 6, 2017

NSBA's letter expresses opposition to the proposed expansion of the 529 plans as a tax provision for private schools and urges the Ways and Means Committee to retain state and local tax deductibility, as well as municipal bond programs beneficial to schools. The letter urges that advance refunding for bonds be reinstated in H.R. 1, along with the teacher tax deduction and the inclusion of provisions to address the “Cadillac Tax” on healthcare plans for teachers and other school district employees.

Federal Advocacy Resources
August 31, 2017

NSBA opposes private school vouchers and urges Congress to reject using any federal funds for a national voucher program, including any special education vouchers for military children and/or specific subgroups of students.  NSBA believes that public funds should be used within public schools to

Federal Advocacy Resources
July 14, 2017

NSBA Letter dated 7/18/2017 to the House Committee on Appropriations – NSBA urges swift passage of an FY2018 appropriations measure that invests in public education and continues to put our nation’s public schools first.  NSBA supports the Appropriations Committee’s efforts to boost funding for I

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