Since I became NSBA’s president last spring, the pandemic has spurred all of us to transform the way we work, lead, and learn. NSBA’s essential transformation is grounded in our deep commitment to serving the federation of school board associations and the school board members and students they represent.
— 2020-21 NSBA President Charlie Wilson
It is with passion and dedication that I look forward to a new year for public education, the federation, and our country. As your 2021-22 president, I will be relentless in ensuring NSBA continues to significantly transform, reflecting the realities and unique needs of our vital federation of school board associations.
— 2021-22 NSBA President Viola Garcia
Now in our 80th year
we remain public schools’ most influential advocate,
advancing and shaping policy on behalf of the
entire NSBA federation.
Established DIRE in June 2020 in response to the continued racial disparities in school systems.
Offers support and training on equity issues for state school board associations and school boards.
Launched the Public School Transformation Now! campaign to provide a more student-centered and personalized learning approach.
4 million masks were made available to students via state associations
through the Masks for Kids campaign with Bella+Canvas and Serena Williams
20% increase in state association BuyBoard participation
9 amicus briefs were filed by NSBA and were joined by a total of 19 state associations
25 equity-focused trainings, presentations, and articles
7 Center for Safe Schools presentations, trainings, and content support
120 HOURS OF STAFF TIME preparing and presenting legal presentations for state associations
20 NSBA executive leadership presentations
and presence on show floors at state association convenings
14 ASBJ article reprint requests from state associations
80% of the member associations participated in the new NSBA Leadership
Enrichment Series of monthly facilitated professional development opportunities
Expanded our repository of national and state-specific
research data for state association executive directors and staff
Provided essential insights into congressional and
administrative actions at 26 member conferences, meetings, and webinars
9 amicus briefs filed
3 U.S. Supreme Court
4 U.S. Courts of Appeals
1 U.S. District Court
1 State Supreme Court
joined the briefs, including
state school boards associations.
Extensive national media coverage for NSBA and the state associations reached 4.9 billion.
in monthly average media mentions
in monthly average media views
The initiative will:
It includes the involvement of state association
leaders, NSBA board members, and staff.
Work with President Joe Biden, the U.S. Secretary of Education, and
the administration on critical issues affecting school boards and public school children
Strengthen the federation through increased member support
Provide tools, resources, and research
to help school boards tackle important issues
Convene education leaders both online and in person