Advocacy

NAESP Platform 2016-2017

Elementary and middle-level principals work tirelessly on behalf of our nation’s students. Principals’ perspectives on how Pre-K-8 education should function is summarized in the NAESP Platform. NAESP’s advocacy staff works to shape Congress’s and U.S. Department of Education’s policies based on the belief statements included in the platform document. The Platform is reviewed and updated annually and submitted to the Board of Directors to review in March.

The NAESP Resolutions Committee meet every November to update the statements to accurately reflect the realities of your profession. The results of the 2016-2017 Committee’s diligent work were changes (edits, combinations, and deletions) to 26 resolutions, the Introduction, and an additional "Every Student Succeeds Act" proposed resolution.

Member feedback is critical to the resolution process. Review the statements and offer comments and suggestions via email by January 23, 2017.

The timeline to review the proposed Resolution is as follows:

  • The Resolutions Committee will review member feedback between January 23, 2017 and January 27, 2017, and determine if further revisions are necessary.
  • On February 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. EST, the Resolutions Committee will hold an Open Hearing conference call where any NAESP member may discuss the modification of any proposed resolution. To participate, call 866-290-3067 and enter conference code 02489.
  • One week later, on February 8, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. EST, NAESP members may join a Committee conference call to learn the Committee's decisions on the proposed changes presented during the Open Hearning conference call. To participate, call 866-290-3067 and enter conference code 02489.

The NAESP Board of Directors will review the proposed and recommended changes and inform the General Assembly of the resolutions and the board's actions at the National Leaders Conference on March 26-29, 2017.

We encourage and appreciate your careful review of the Resolutions Committee's efforts.