Federal Legislative Resources

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."

Issue Brief: Academic Standards

NSBA supports high academic standards, including Common Core standards, that are voluntarily adopted by states with local school board input and free from federal direction, federal mandates, funding conditions or coercion. Local school boards are responsible for the implementation of any new academic standards such as common core standards, which include locally approved instruction and materials in a manner that reflects community needs.

NSBA Signs on to NCPE Coalition Letter Opposing Vouchers

Along with 52 other members of the National Coalition for Public Education (NCPE),  NSBA opposes any amendment to Fiscal 2016 Senate Budget Resolution (S. Con Res. 11) that would create a private school voucher program.  The NCPE wrote to express our strong opposition to any amendments to the Fiscal 2016 Senate Budget Resolution (S. Con Res. 11) that would support the creation of a private school voucher or tuition tax credit program.

IDEA Full Funding Coalition Letter to the Senate and House

A coalition of education organizations dedicated to advocating for the full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) submitted this letter to both the Senate and House Subcommittees on Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations. On behalf of students with disabilities, teachers, specialized instructional support professionals, parents, administrators, and school boards, the letter urges the subcommittees to provide increased funding for IDEA within the FY2016 LHHS‐Education appropriation.

School boards praise legislation to fully fund IDEA

The National School Boards Association joined 12 other national education organizations who promote full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in a letter of strong support to the legislation’s sponsor. Sen.

NSBA Advises USDA on Proposed Strike Force for Targeted Technical Assistance for Schools

USDA proposal to provide technical assistance to struggling school districts is insufficient to address the difficulties in complying with the child nutrition law.

NSBA letter to U.S. House of Representatives on FY 2015 Funding for School Nutrition

NSBA reiterates support for school kitchen equipment modernization funding and temporary relief for school districts struggling with child nutrition regulations.

NSBA Letter to Full Congress Opposing the CHOICE Act

NSBA letter opposes the CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunities for Individuals and Communities through Education) Act and urges Congress to maximize resources for our public schools.

NSBA letter to Full House Appropriations Committee on FY 2015 Funding for School Nutrition

NSBA supports funding for school kitchen equipment modernization & flexibility for school districts struggling with child nutrition regulations.

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