On December 4, 2012 NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel presented Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) with more than 360 local school board resolutions urging Congress to stop sequestration (pictured above). Gentzel thanked Senator Murray for her efforts and stated the deep concern of local school boards regarding sequestration. Senator Murray, co-chaired the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction (also known as the Supercommittee) and is a strong supporter of education and a former school board mem
Sequestration The Budget Control Act of 2011 will impose across-the-board cuts of approximately 8.2 percent to education and other domestic programs in FY2013 through a process called sequestration (the cancellation of budgetary resources), unless Congress intervenes. What can you and your local school district do? 1. Adopt a resolution (includes how to notify NSBA and a sample press release to notify your community) View the local school boards that have adopted a resolution to show their supp
The National School Boards Action Center in coordination with the National School Boards Association advocates at the federal and national levels for the advancement of public education, local school board leadership, and excellence and equity in our nation’s public schools.