Nevada Association of School Boards
- See also: Nevada government sector lobbying
The Nevada Association of School Boards is a member of the National School Boards Association; the group's membership page links to Nevada Association of School Board's website. The organization's Executive Director is the only full-time employee. During sessions of the Nevada Legislature, the Executive Director represents NASB. The Executive Director registers as a lobbyist in accordance with statutory requirements.
NASB advocates on behalf of both general and district-specific issues in support of increased learning and achievement for all students.
The Association was initially named the “Nevada School Trustee Association” and was housed at the University of Nevada.
The Nevada Association of School Boards envisions a state where the public schools are widely recognized as the foundation of a free and democratic society, where local citizen governing boards are fully vested with the means to advance the best interests of their students and the public, and where the futures of all children are driven by their aspirations, not bounded by their circumstances.
Governance and organization
The Association’s bylaws place governance in the hands of an Executive Committee, comprised of President, President-Elect, Vice President, Legislative Chairman, Immediate Past President and Past Presidents, as well as a representative from Washoe County School District.
Representatives from each of the 17 school districts serve on the NASB Board of Directors. Today, all of the school boards hold active membership and support the work of the Association through annual dues.
NASB provides school board member training and development opportunities focused on improving the effectiveness of local school board members. This includes training, workshops, and conferences, which themselves provide a venue for individual board members to share common concerns. On evaluation forms for the Annual Conference, a number of school board members indicated that attendance was worthwhile precisely because of such camaraderie. Members may request research or information on a variety of issues, including governance and legislative topics, publications, meeting arrangements and attendance, and mediation or negotiation.
NASB works in conjunction with local school boards to assist in their own advocacy work. The benefit of the NASB’s advocacy efforts for local school board members varies according to the size of the district.
Through annual conferences, regional conferences, new board member workshops and cooperative development opportunities with other organizations (such as the National Association of Counties, National League of Cities and Nevada Association of School Administrators).
- Nevada Association of School Boards official website
- National School Boards Association State Members