Governance

Local School Board Governance and Flexibility

Our NSBA bill would enhance local school board authority while ensuring that the U.S. Department of Education does not overstep its authority.

April 2014 Leaderboard

From the Editor, Tom on Point, President's Corner

Governance

Learn more about legal and practical issues related to local school board control and how school boards operate.

CREATING & CONNECTING // Research and Guidelines on Online Social — and Educational — Networking

The study was comprised of three surveys: an online survey of 1,277 nine to seventeen year-old students, an online survey of 1,039 parents and telephone interviews with 250 school district leaders who make decisions on Internet policy.

Recent Developments Affecting Nontraditional Revenue Sources for Schools

This powerpoint discusses legal issues surrounding exclusive vending contracts. It also discusses national trends in vending contracts, protests to these arrangements by parents and the community and other revenue sources for schools such as naming rights and endorsements.

ED Response to NSBA GC's Letter to ED on OCR Bullying Guidelines

ED's March 2011 letter to NSBA GC Francisco Negron responding to NSBA December 2010 letter to ED on OCR bullying guidelines

State Anti-Bullying Statutes - Definitions

2/16/2012 - This chart compares the definition of "bullying" in state anti-bullying laws. Note that some laws include "harassment" and/or "intimidation" as part of the definition of "bullying," while others separate the concepts.

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