Letters to Capitol Hill

NSBA seeks assistance from Congress on Dept. of Labor proposed rules 

NSBA joined several education associations, nonprofit organizations and business coalition groups in issuing a letter to members of Congress seeking assistance in halting proposed rules issued by the U.S.

NSBA calls on lawmakers to support public schools

In advance of today’s “Expanding Education Opportunity through School Choice” hearing, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent a letter to the U.S.

NSBA Calls on Lawmakers to Support Public Schools

Alexandria, Va. (February 3, 2016) – In advance of today’s “Expanding Education Opportunity through School Choice” hearing, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent a letter to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, highlighting the range of options for school choice that are provided by our nation’s public school districts. 

“There are many successful and diverse programs of study currently offered by many of our public school districts,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, NSBA. “Those options do not divert federal dollars to non-public schools as vouchers and tuition tax credits do, and are effective in expanding opportunities for students and can help schools in their efforts to serve our nation’s 50 million public school students.”

NSBA applauds bipartisan effort to reauthorize Child Nutrition Act

The National School Boards Association (NSBA), expressed its qualified support of the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016 (ICNIA) in a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, today, in advance of Wednesday’s committee markup.

NSBA Applauds Bipartisan Effort to Reauthorize Child Nutrition Act

Alexandria, Va. (January 19, 2016) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA), in a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, expressed its qualified support today of the Improving Child Nutrition, Integrity and Access Act of 2016 (ICNIA) in advance of Wednesday’s (1/20/2016) committee markup.

NSBA views house “mark-up” of Labor-HHS- Education Bill as positive, progressive next step

NSBA commends the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee for holding its first “mark-up” in three years to consider the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill. To comment on the record, NSBA sent a letter to the committee’s chairman and ranking member expressing appreciation for targeted investments in our students and schools.

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.

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.

NSBA Letter to the House Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations for FY 2015

NSBA calls for school district flexibility and improvements in implementation of school meals and other child nutrition regulations.

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