Federal Programs

NSBA participates in congressional briefing on school nutrition

Lucy Gettman

NSBA's Lucy Gettman addresses a congressional briefing on the business of school nutrition

Lucy Gettman, NSBA’s Director of Federal Programs, spoke to a packed room at a congressional briefing on the business of school nutrition in Washington, on Oct. 15. Gettman joined a panel that included representatives from the School Nutrition Association as well as state and local school nutrition officials.

It’s National School Lunch Week: school leaders say yes to good nutrition, no to increased costs and waste!

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has issued a press release calling for flexibility and relief from the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address the unintended consequences of onerous requirements for federal school meal programs in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act with the start of National School Lunch Week on Oct.13.

National School Boards Association Celebrates National School Lunch Week: New Poll Validates Concerns about Federal School Meals

Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 13, 2014) – With the start of National School Lunch Week today, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) is calling for flexibility and relief from the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address the unintended consequences of onerous requirements for federal school meal programs in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
 

School boards urge Duncan for more flexibility on School Improvement Grants

While the ever-expanding role of the U.S. Department of Education in state and local level matters remains a concern, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) acknowledges benefits of the proposed revisions to the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, extending the grant period from three to five years, and allowing local education agencies to use SIG funds to implement, in one or more SIG eligible schools, a state-determined intervention model.

NSBA Welcomes Focus on Public Education in State of the Union, Calls for Prioritization

Alexandria, Va. (Jan. 28, 2014) – The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel issued the below statement following the 2014 State of the Union.

NSBA Urges Federal Courts to Correctly Apply Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

NSBA urges U.S. Senate action on ESEA

School boards praise legislation to fully fund IDEA

The National School Boards Association joined 12 other national education organizations who promote full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in a letter of strong support to the legislation’s sponsor. Sen.

Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit

New resources to combat bullying at school and online were showcased during the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) fourth Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit—“Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in Bullying Prevention”—Friday, Aug. 15.
 

The “unintended consequences” of federal school meal regulations

Check out the National School Boards Association’s Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel’s reflecting on the real impact and the challenges that public schools still face on implementing federal school meal regulations in a commentary published by The Huffington Post:

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