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NASBE encourages member participation in committees that help govern the organization and elevate it in the national education policy community.

 

Government Affairs Committee

Provides a forum for discussion of issues that are the subject of pending federal legislation or regulations and are important to many states. Each member state can nominate an individual to the committee. Contact Abigail Potts for more information.

 

“With the passage of ESSA, which gives states important new opportunities but also important new responsibilities in the field of public education, it is important that state boards of education remain engaged in fully understanding the changing federal landscape and also in advocating for an implementation to that new federal law that does right by all of our students across this diverse country.” —Jay Barth, past member of the Arkansas State Board of Education

Public Education Positions Committee

Submits new resolutions or position statements and/or amendments to standing resolutions or existing policy statements that amplify members’ collective national voice. Each member state can nominate an individual to the PEP Committee. Contact Joseph Hedger for more information.

 

Finance and Audit Committee

Reviews and approves the association’s budget and the annual audit. The secretary-treasurer chairs the committee, and the chair of NASBE’s Board of Directors appoints its members.

 

Nominations Committee

Reviews officer nominations and recommends candidates for NASBE’s Board of Directors. Each NASBE region has representation on the committee.

 

Editorial Advisory Board

Reviews content of the association’s journal, the State Education Standard, before publication and provides feedback to the editorial director on the publication program as a whole. Contact Valerie Norville for more information.



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