Federal Legislative Resources

NSBA letter opposing H.R. 5199 which uses Impact Aid to fund Education Savings Accounts

NSBA issued a letter to the Education and the Workforce Committee, opposing the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act, H.R. 5199. The proposed bill will divert public Impact Aid dollar to accounts that parents can use for private school tuition.

NSBA letter calling for the prioritization of education funding

NSBA's letter urges Congress to prioritize funding for education and provide the maximum funding in fiscal year 2019 for programs that include ESSA Title I-A, Title II-A, and Title IV; IDEA State Grants; and school safety infrastructure.

NSBA Letter on DeVos Confirmation

NSBA writes the Senate HELP Committee on the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.

National School Boards Association Policy Recommendations for Transitioning to the New Administration

The start of a new Administration provides an exciting opportunity for policymakers and education leaders to work together to set new goals and launch a new education agenda. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is excited for the opportunity to collaborate with new leadership at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and U.S. Department of Agriculture to share our vision for education and school nutrition that focuses on local control and empowers local decision-making.

Issue Brief: Every Student Succeeds Act

Since the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on December 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education has focused on implementation, which includes a broad range of both formal regulatory actions and non-regulatory guidance.

As of December 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued final regulations for assessments and accountability, both of which are set to become fully effective in January 2017.

NSBA Coalition Letter Opposing Private School Vouchers

NSBA and 47 other organizations, as part of the National Coalition for Public Education, wrote this letter to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to express strong opposition to private school vouchers in the form of Education Savings Accounts.

NSBA and other National Organizations oppose Balanced Budget Amendment in Letter to Congress

NSBA and 268 other organizations forwarded a letter to the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee members voicing opposition to the elimination of Impact Aid Federal Properties payments to school districts in the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request. 

Coalition Letter urges FCC to modernize Lifeline program to bridge the “homework gap”

NSBA cosigned a letter this week with the Education & Libraries Network Coalition (EdLiNC) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support modernization of the “Lifeline” program, which provides access to telephonic services for low-income households

Coalition Letter to Congressional Appropriations Committee for increased investment in Title I

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joins ten other national organizations in a letter to the House and Senate appropriations committee, calling for increased funding for Title I programs.

NSBA Letter to Senate Leaders Supporting the Every Student Succeeds Act

In this letter, sent on December 7, 2015 to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate and Harry Reid, Senate Democratic Minority Leader, Executive Director Tom Gentzel outlines NSBA's support for the "Every Student Succeeds Act."

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