On June 21, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Carson v. Makin that the First Amendment’s Free Exercise of Religion Clause requires states to include religious institutions and religious schools in state funding programs. In response, Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., Chief Legal Officer of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), made the following statement.
April 18, 2022
The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, recently elected new leaders and directors at its annual meeting in San Diego, California.
April 1, 2022
The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Jay Worona, a 25-year member of COSA, a former COSA Chair, and the deputy executive director and general counsel for the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).
February 17, 2022
California’s Lowell Joint School District, Kansas’ Topeka Public Schools, and California’s Pomona Unified School District are the Grand Prize winners in the 28th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s flagship magazine, American School Board Journal (ASBJ).
February 7, 2022
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is launching an independent comprehensive review to fully understand the circumstances around the letter sent to the Biden administration. The review will be conducted by Philip Kiko, an attorney and the former Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives under two different Speakers, and the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich.
February 4, 2022
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) recently appointed new members to its Board of Directors: Steve Corona, a school board member of Fort Wayne Community Schools in Indiana, and Matthew Russell Showalter, a school board member of Shepherd Public Schools & the Gratiot-Isabella Regional Educational Service District (GI RESD) in Michigan.
January 28, 2022
This new report from NSBA’s Center for Public Education addresses some key challenges states are facing to meet the requirements of IDEA Part B and provides insight into solutions and best practices that states may leverage to meet the requirements for IDEA compliance, and, ultimately, the needs of their students with disabilities.
December 17, 2021
NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) is pleased to announce that Micah Ali of Compton Unified School District in California was elected to serve as the council's chair. Shavonna Holman of Omaha Public Schools in Nebraska was elected Vice Chair and Ty G. Jones of Lancaster Independent School District in Texas was elected Secretary.
NSBA's National Hispanic Council of School Board Members (NHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to its Board, including Stephanie Parra of the Phoenix Union High School District (AZ) as Secretary and three new regional directors.
In February 2022, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) retained attorney Philip Kiko and the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP to conduct an independent review of the events and procedures surrounding the September 29, 2021, letter sent from the NSBA to President Biden requesting federal investigation of and assistance with events at school board meetings. The review is now complete, and the NSBA is implementing a number of action items moving forward based on today’s findings, building on the significant steps they have already taken to address this matter. The NSBA announces these changes today under the leadership of Executive Director & CEO John Heim.