Letters to Capitol Hill

NSBA letter urges House of Representatives to sign discharge petition and reach a solution to DACA

NSBA delivers its letter to the full U.S. House of Representatives urging them to sign the discharge petition H.Res.774 regarding swift consideration to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.  

NSBA Coalition letter to save Medicaid in schools

NSBA and members of the Save Medicaid in the Schools Coalition issued a letter to congressional leaders urging a "no" vote on The American health Care Act (AHCA).

NSBA Letter to the Hill "Helping Students Succeed Through the Power of School Choice" Subcommittee Hearing 2-1-2017

NSBA letter "Helping Students Succeed Through the Power of School Choice" asks the U.S. House of Representative subcommittee hearing to review the options provided by public school districts such as local magnet schools and charter schools authorized by local school boards to military academies and those schools offering STEM.   NSBA attached the Center for Public Education's January 2017 paper "School Choice:  What the Research Says" which looks at the effectiveness of educational choice.

NSBA Letter on DeVos Confirmation

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

NSBA Overtime Rulemaking Letter FLSA 11-21-2016

NSBA urges Congress to take immediate action to mitigate the effects of the U.S. Department of Labor recently approved overtime regulations and immediately pass legislation that will provide much needed relief to local school boards members in meeting the new rule requirements.

NSBA Capitol Hill Letter on Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587)

NSBA urges the House’s passage of this bill. NSBA, representing more than 90,000 local school board members across the nation, working with and through our state associations, supports the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” (H.R. 5587). This bipartisan legislation reflects the concerted effort among our school districts, communities, business and industry, and institutions of higher education to ensure that our students are prepared to succeed in the workforce.

NSBA's letter supporting the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act (ICNEA) of 2016

The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act (ICNEA), H.R. 5003,  was introduced by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education (of the House Education and the Workforce Committee). HR 5003 reauthorizes six child nutrition programs, including the school lunch & breakfast programs. The current authorization expired in September 2015. NSBA supports HR 5003 which:

NSBA and national organizations urge Congress to invest in Title I Programs

The National School Boards Association (NSBA), with 10 other national organizations, sent a letter to members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees voicing concern about the potential of real cuts to funding for Title I programs.

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 urges Senate HELP Committee to ensure local governance structure is upheld

In advance of today's “ESSA Implementation in States and School Districts: Perspectives from Education Leaders” hearing, the National School Boards Association sent a letter to the U.S.

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