In response to several executive orders President Biden signed on his first day in office, NSBA has produced three FAQ guides to assist state school boards associations in addressing member questions about how local policies may be affected by the change in federal approach. These two-page resources provide a succinct overview of the executive orders, answering what it requires from whom and how the stated policy differs from the previous administration’s approach.
The FAQs cover the following executive orders:
- Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government
- Executive Order on Ensuring a Lawful and Accurate Enumeration and Apportionment Pursuant to the Decennial Census
- Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation
The timely FAQs are one of the many legal advocacy services NSBA provides its members. NSBA has explained in its amicus briefs to the Supreme Court in both 2019 and 2020 that local school districts depend on federal funding streams and population information determined in part by Census data. In 2017, NSBA updated its Transgender Students in Schools legal guide.