School Board Governance

New National School Boards Association Guide Helps School Districts Better Understand International Student Travel

Alexandria, Va. (May 14, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has released a new policy guide on international student travel to help school boards anticipate and interpret important legal considerations and planning issues before students reach the departure gate. 

NSBA Announces New Board Leadership: Anne M. Byrne of New York to Serve as President

Alexandria (April 10, 2014) – School board leader Anne M. Byrne of New York’s Nanuet Union Free School District was named the 67th President of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) at the association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Local School Board Governance and Flexibility

Our NSBA bill would enhance local school board authority while ensuring that the U.S. Department of Education does not overstep its authority.

School Leader Innovators

The Magna Awards recognize excellent school district programs supported by excellent school board governance. The 2014 Grand Prize winners are bringing back high school dropouts, helping adult learners, and connecting schools to the arts – all with the help and support of their school leaders.

April 2014 Backboard

Designing for Technology and Q&A with teacher and Freedom Writers author Erin Gruwell

Going Paperless

Paperless board meetings – using an electronic system for agendas, calendars, and other board materials – can save districts thousands of dollars in copying and paper costs, as well as in staff time.

School Board Leadership Services

NSBA provides a range of tools, information, and resources to help school boards impact student achievement through effective school governance.

Superintendent Search

The National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers (NASS) is the most experienced network of executive search professionals in the country. We support this national network for state school boards associations as their best resource for finding and recruiting qualified school superintendents.

State school boards association search professionals are uniquely qualified to provide a highly specialized, well-organized search that will attract quality candidates and adhere to the highest standards of ethics and effective school governance.

School Boards Circa 2010: Governance in the Accountability Era

The National School Boards Association, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, the Iowa School Boards Foundation, and the Wallace Foundation joined together to support new research on school boards and their members. School Boards Circa 2010, Governance in the Accountability Era, presents the results of that research so as to provide parents, voters, policymakers, advocates, and educators with an informative look at the individuals and bodies charged with governing America’s schools.

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