Issue Brief: Local School Board Governance and Flexibility

The responsibility for education resides with the states which, in turn, have delegated substantial authority to local educational agencies, which are governed by local school boards. The role of the local school board is to develop policies, set priorities, and provide accountability to direct the operation of its schools.

IDEA Coalition Dear Colleague Letter: Jan. 24, 2014

NSBA joins a coalition of education associations to urge U.S. Representatives ask the President to increase funding for IDEA in his FY 2015 budget proposal.

NSBA’s Actions Regarding Charter Schools

Read about NSBA’s actions regarding charter schools: letters to Congress and federal agencies, comments, and grassroots calls to action.

NSBA’s Actions Regarding Private School Vouchers

Read about NSBA’s actions opposing private school vouchers: letters to Congress and federal agencies, comments, and grassroots calls to action.

Background on Private School Vouchers

Private school vouchers have not proven to be successful in improving student achievement over time. Find out more about why NSBA opposes them.

NSBA’s Position on Private School Vouchers

NSBA opposes private school vouchers and tuition tax subsidies because these programs divert taxpayers’ funds from public schools.

How a Bill Becomes Law

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View the Steps to Learn How a Bill Becomes a Law

The following outlines the path that legislation follows on its way to becoming law:

How to Contact the Media

Review our media strategies to learn how to contact the media, write effective letters to the editors, and meet with editorial boards.

NSBA’s Actions Regarding the Common Core State Standards

Read about NSBA’s actions regarding Common Core: Congressional testimony, policy statements, and grassroots calls to action.

How to Contact Your Members of Congress

Learn how to contact your Member of Congress so you can be effective in influencing legislators' views.


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