The opportunity to speak with New Jersey’s federal legislators is one of the highlights of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Advocacy Institute each year.

In the past, New Jersey’s representatives in the U.S. House and Senate, and their staff members, have met with local board of education members from New Jersey during the Advocacy Institute’s “Day on the Hill.”

This year, board members will have the same opportunity to advocate for their schools before lawmakers – in a virtual environment.

NSBA’s Advocacy Institute will be held virtually June 8-10, and the meetings with New Jersey’s congressional delegate will take place on Thursday, June 10.

“One of the most important jobs of school board members is to advocate on behalf of the students of their district,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “NSBA’s Advocacy Institute offers board members information on vital educational issues, strategies for advocacy and the opportunity to make their voices heard to New Jersey’s federal representatives.”

The conference will feature sessions on the latest developments in education policy and legislation including pandemic-related funding and policies, waivers, testing, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  There will also be a program that discusses the results of a new national education poll.

Registration information is available here.