Legal Advocacy brings the local public school board perspective to a national audience as an established and credible influencer. Working with our state school boards associations and the NSBA Council of School Attorneys (COSA), we advocate in the U.S. Supreme Court and in appellate courts across the country through our nationally recognized amicus curiae (friend of the court) efforts. And, while NSBA's legal voice is highly regarded and regularly cited by the Supreme Court, that powerful voice extends beyond the courtroom to the court of public opinion and into the halls of Congress and federal regulators.
NSBA's unique position in the world of public education as a representative of elected officials whose sole interest is the education of our children has allowed it to articulate perspectives and offer views that influence the national discourse, impact policy, and provide weight to judicial consideration.
NSBA exercises its legal voice on a range of important issues from state sales tax revenue to the education of undocumented youth, proposed procedures for sexual harassment complaints to the importance of an accurate Census count for public schools.
NEW: Read NSBA's letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Assistant Secretary Kenneth L. Marcus regarding the nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance rule issued May 19, 2020.