Federal Advocacy

As a member of TSBA, your local board is also a member of the National School Boards Association (NSBA). NSBA provides lobbying services in Washington, D.C. to represent the nearly 14,000 school boards across the country. To those who have signed up for the alerts, NSBA provides updates and calls to action to keep local board members informed on the actions in D.C.

NSBA hosts an annual Advocacy Institute designed to instruct board members on becoming effective public advocates, creating concise messaging to enhance lobbying efforts, and engaging the media and public throughout the year. This conference also provides an opportunity for school board members to meet with Congressmen and U.S. Senators to convey the priorities of their state as well as their individual district.