Federal Regulations

NSBA Overtime Rulemaking Letter FLSA 11-21-2016

NSBA urges Congress to take immediate action to mitigate the effects of the U.S. Department of Labor recently approved overtime regulations and immediately pass legislation that will provide much needed relief to local school boards members in meeting the new rule requirements.

NSBA Calls Upon the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to Postpone Rulemaking

Leading national and state organizations share the U.S. Environment Protection Agency's (EPA) concerns over potential health risks of PCBs (polychlorinaed biphenyls) in schools and daycares.  A joint letter dated September 29, 2016 to EPA, the undersigned leaders representing city, county and school district leaders ask the formal rulemaking be postponed until further EPA action is taken to determine the full scope of the rulemaking and the unintended consequences this action may have on local governments, schools, the teachers they employ, and the students they serve.    

State of Texas v. U.S. (N.D. Tex)

Motion for clarification filed by OCR regarding district court's order granting preliminary injunction having nationwide application.

NSBA Asks the Department of Ed to Support Local Governance in Accordance with Congressional Intent to Restore State and Local Decision-making Authority in K-12 Education

Alexandria, Va. (September 9, 2016) – Today, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) expressed support for local governance and asked the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) to amend the proposed regulations to remove provisions and requirements that exceed the scope of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and minimize the emphasis on federal compliance by providing an opportunity for state leaders and local school board members to focus on the academic success of students. The Department also should delete provisions in proposed rules that are unnecessary, outside the scope of ESSA, and establish regulatory requirements that effectively limit the authority of state leaders and local school board members.

2016 Annual Notices

This chart describes some of the notices required by federal law, including the method required to give notice where it is specified in the statutes and/or regulations, and provides links to documents that may be used in writing such notices. 

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

Order denying Gloucester County School Board's petition for rehearing en banc.

FCC gives broadband service helping more children gain internet access at home

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted yesterday 3-2 to update a 30-year-old program to help low-income households and their students gain high-speed Internet access. Previously, the Lifeline program only provided subsidies for voice telephone services; it didn’t include broadband. The decision is a step toward reducing the digital divide and improving student success.  

NSBA seeks assistance from Congress on Dept. of Labor proposed rules 

NSBA joined several education associations, nonprofit organizations and business coalition groups in issuing a letter to members of Congress seeking assistance in halting proposed rules issued by the U.S.

OCR June 2015 Response to NSBA's March 2015 Letter RE: OCR's November 2014 "Dear Colleague Letter" Title II "effective communication" Regulatory Guidance

On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) sent a letter to the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) General Counsel Francisco M. Negrón, Jr. responding to his March 5, 2015 letter to OCR regarding the regulatory guidance it issued in November 2014 on the subject of the Americans with Disabilities Title II "effective communication" regulation. 

NSBA Letter to U.S. Senate Regarding the Every Child Achieves Act

In this letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Executive Director Tom Gentzel outlines NSBA's priorities with regards to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (S.1177). The letter was sent prior to the beginning of consideration of the Every Child Achieves Act on the U.S. Senate floor on July 7, 2015.

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