NSBA Applauds Lawmakers on Bipartisan Agreement to Restore Local Governance in Public Education

November 19, 2015

Alexandria, Va. (November 19, 2015) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) praises lawmakers for reaching a bipartisan, bicameral conference committee agreement to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

"Today’s completion of the House and Senate Conference Report is good news for our nation’s 90,000 local school board members, and an historic opportunity to reaffirm the importance of local governance and community ownership in public education, as our school districts strive for continuous gains in student achievement,” stated Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director of the National School Boards Association.

“NSBA applauds lawmakers for restoring regular order in the legislative process and working with our school boards and education stakeholders to achieve this important step towards the passage of a final bill that will modernize ESEA and facilitate greater innovation in education for school districts and states,” said Gentzel.

Moving forward, NSBA will remain steadfast in working with Members of Congress to ensure that the interests of our nation’s 50 million public schoolchildren remain a priority, as the conference report for a final bill is considered by both the House and Senate.

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