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NSBA Council of School Attorneys Honors Georgia School Attorney for Service to School Boards and Colleagues

NSBA's Council of School Attorneys (COSA) is happy to announce Sam S. Harben, Jr. the 2021 COSA Lifetime Achievement Award winner. In acknowledgment of his dedication and hard work on behalf of Georgia’s public education system and its 1.7 million students, Harben was presented with the award during the COSA 2021 Online School Law Seminar.


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Viola M. Garcia Elected National School Boards Association President

Viola M. Garcia of Texas’s Aldine Independent School District was elected as president of NSBA, making her the first Latina to ever hold the position. Garcia has served on her local board since 1992 and held leadership positions at the Mexican American School Board Members Association, Texas Association of School Boards, and the University of Houston-Downtown.

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National School Boards Association Statement in Support of President Biden’s Discretionary Budget Request

In response to President Biden's outline of his Fiscal Year 2022 domestic budget priorities to Congress, NSBA issued a statement commending the proposal for its $20 billion increase in Title I grants for disadvantaged students, $2.6 billion increase for special education, and $1 billion increase to support of counselors, nurses, and mental health professionals in schools.