Anna Maria Chávez, Executive Director & CEO National School Boards Association issued a statement regarding schools opening in the fall: “Public schools have risen to meet an unprecedented challenge to continue educating schoolchildren during the COVID-19 pandemic—an emergency unforeseen by most of the world. With the right federal commitment, this challenging period can be turned into a transformational opportunity to improve student learning as public schools innovate.”
June 16, 2020
In response to the June 15, U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, also applies to gay and transgender individuals, NSBA Executive Director & CEO Anna Maria Chávez issued the following statement.
June 1, 2020
The National School Boards Association condemns the recent killing of George Floyd and other instances of lethal attacks on black people in our country. It is time to stop the violence against our neighbors, and to correct the underlying conditions, which include unequal access to a quality education, poverty, institutional discrimination, ignorance and power disparities that permit these repeated acts of aggression.
April 20, 2020
NSBA is happy to announce it has appointed Anna Maria Chávez as its Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Chávez will lead NSBA’s staff teams to advance the association’s mission and grow the value of the organization. Chávez will also lead efforts to expand on NSBA’s strong federal, legal and public advocacy, reputation, and credible voice.
April 13, 2020
NSBA's Council of School Attorneys, the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, has seated new members for its 2020-2021 Board of Directors.
April 9, 2020
NSBA is pleased to announce that Charlie Wilson of Ohio’s Worthington City Schools was elected as NSBA's president 2020-2021. Viola M. Garcia of Texas’ Aldine Independent School District will serve as President-Elect and Frank S. Henderson, Jr. of Kansas’ Seaman School District will serve as Secretary-Treasurer. ElizaBeth “Beth” Branham of South Carolina’s Lexington School District Two will serve as the association’s Immediate Past-President.
April 8, 2020
Jacinto Ramos, Jr. of Texas’ Fort Worth Independent School District was re-elected to serve as the chair of NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education. Steve Gallon of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida, was re-elected Vice-Chair and Joyce Morley of DeKalb County School District, Georgia, was re-elected Secretary.
April 8, 2020
Devin Del Palacio of Tolleson Union High School District, Arizona, continues to serve as chair of NSBA's National Black Council of School Board Members. Micah Ali of Compton Unified School District, California, was elected Chair-elect and Erika Mitchell of Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia, was elected Secretary.
In response to the June 20, U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, supporting the funding of religious schools with public dollars, Anna Maria Chávez, Executive Director & CEO National School Boards Association issued a statement stating, “Today’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision in the Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue case is a disappointing loss for our country’s public schools and the 50 million children that attend them."
In response to the June 18, U.S. Supreme Court decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), NSBA's representatives issued statements applauding the ruling.