Share Your Thoughts on NAESP’s Platform

Communicator
December 2012, Volume 36, Issue 4

Elementary and middle-level principals work tirelessly on behalf of the students of this nation. So, what should NAESP do to work on behalf of principals?

The NAESP Platform summarizes how principals believe education should function. NAESP advocacy staff works to support principals’ interests with members of Congress and the U.S. Department of Education based on the belief statements included in the platform document.

Your representatives on the NAESP Resolutions Committee update the statements every November to accurately reflect the realities of your profession. The results of the committee’s diligent work this year are changes (edits, combinations, and deletions) to 38 resolutions.

Member feedback is critical to the resolution process. Members are asked to review the statements and offer comments and suggestions before January 23, 2013, by sending an email to advocacy@naesp.org.

The timeline to review the proposed resolutions is as follows:

  • The Resolutions Committee will review member feedback between January 23, 2013 and February 1, 2013 and determine if further revisions are necessary.
  • On February 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) the Resolutions Committee will hold an Open Hearing conference call where any NAESP member may seek to modify any proposed resolution.  Call 866-290-3067, and enter conference code 9437098830 to join the call.
  • One week later, on February 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern), NAESP members may join a committee conference call to learn the decision of the committee on proposed changes presented during the Open Hearing conference call. Call 866-290-3067, and enter conference code 9437098830 to join the call.

The committee will present the proposed resolutions to the Delegate Assembly held in conjunction with the new National Leaders Conference, February 24-27, 2013.

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