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

Public education has shifted toward a system of accountability that holds students and the adults who teach them responsible for their academic progress. But even in this new landscape, we know that school boards remain highly relevant. The top priorities for educators, as board members and superintendents told us in this survey, are helping students fulfill their potential and preparing them for satisfying and productive lives.


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