In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, NSBA President and Texas’ Aldine Independent School District Board of Trustee Dr. Viola M. Garcia acknowledges and thanks teachers for educating America's 51 million public schoolchildren.
April 22, 2021
The NSBA Council of School Attorneys, the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, is pleased to announce Joy Baskin with the Texas Association of School Boards was elected Chair.
April 20, 2021
NSBA Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez and Executive Director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association Daniel A. Domenech issued responses following the USDA's Food Nutrition Service’s decision to extend a set of nationwide waivers that will help school meal programs feed students.
April 15, 2021
NSBA's Council of School Attorneys (COSA) is happy to announce Sam S. Harben, Jr. the 2021 COSA Lifetime Achievement Award winner. In acknowledgment of his dedication and hard work on behalf of Georgia’s public education system and its 1.7 million students, Harben was presented with the award during the COSA 2021 Online School Law Seminar.
April 10, 2021
Viola M. Garcia of Texas’s Aldine Independent School District was elected as president of NSBA, making her the first Latina to ever hold the position. Garcia has served on her local board since 1992 and held leadership positions at the Mexican American School Board Members Association, Texas Association of School Boards, and the University of Houston-Downtown.
April 9, 2021
In response to President Biden's outline of his Fiscal Year 2022 domestic budget priorities to Congress, NSBA issued a statement commending the proposal for its $20 billion increase in Title I grants for disadvantaged students, $2.6 billion increase for special education, and $1 billion increase to support of counselors, nurses, and mental health professionals in schools.
April 7, 2021
NSBA's National Hispanic Council of School Board Members is pleased to announce Ruben Archuleta of Española Public School District, New Mexico was elected Chair.
April 6, 2021
NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education is pleased to announce that Steve Gallon III, of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida was elected to serve as the council’s chair. A former classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, administrator, and superintendent, Steve Gallon III has received numerous awards for his professional and community service.
In response to his joint address to Congress last night, NSBA Executive Director and CEO Anna Maria Chávez praised President Biden's new vision for the future of education in America and its investments in school infrastructure and expanded universal education.
NSBA urges the Federal Communications Commission to quickly distribute funds from the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund to help close the digital divide in education and give school districts flexibility to distribute them based on local needs.