FSBA seeks to ensure that the voice of Florida’s school board members is heard on the federal level in every public policy forum in which education decisions are made or influenced. Our activities are guided and supported by a variety of publications, events, and advocacy tools.

FEDERAL ALERT: ESSER and GEER Funds Guidance

FEDERAL ALERT: ESSER and GEER Funds Guidance May 26, 2021  Good Afternoon Board Members, Below and online, please find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about how funding under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, including the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER program, and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief…

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NSBA Federal Update: May 14, 2021

Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Team May 14, 2021 NSBA Weekly Update – Congressional Update Forthcoming Infrastructure Package Continues to Take Shape Since the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (P.L. 117-2), legislation that provided nearly $122 billion in additional funding for the K-12 community, President Biden has pivoted…

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NSBA Federal Update – April 23, 2021

Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Team April 23, 2021 NSBA Weekly Update – Congressional Update Senate Republicans Release Infrastructure Counteroffer Late last month, President Biden unveiled a long anticipated legislative framework to invest roughly $2.3 trillion in infrastructure projects. This proposal, dubbed the American Jobs Plan, would include over $100 billion…

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U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees

U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees U.S. Department of Education April 9, 2021 Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced more political appointees that will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge…

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NSBA Federal Update – April 2, 2021

Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Team April 2, 2021 NSBA Weekly Update Congressional Update President Biden Unveils Infrastructure Proposal On Wednesday, March 31, the Biden administration released a long-awaited legislative proposal to invest roughly $2.3 trillion in infrastructure projects and related efforts over the next eight years. Dubbed the “American…

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NSBA Weekly Federal Update (March 26)

Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Team March 26, 2021 NSBA Weekly Update   Congressional Update House Releases Community Project Funding Guidance On Tuesday, March 23, the House Appropriations Committee formally published guidance regarding the process for Members of Congress to request “Community Project Funding”—the committee’s new term for appropriations earmarks.…

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