Input Welcome: Updates to the NAESP Platform and Resolutions

Members can offer feedback on the platform, which shapes NAESP’s advocacy agenda, until Jan. 10, 2022.

NAESP Platform 2021-2022

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 February.

The NAESP Resolutions Committee meets every November to update the statements to accurately reflect the realities of your profession. The results of the 2020-2021 Committee’s diligent work were changes (edits, combinations, and deletions) to the Introduction and 25 resolutions.

Member feedback is critical to the resolution process. Review the statements and offer comments and suggestions via email by Jan. 10, 2022.

The timeline to review the proposed Resolutions is as follows:

  • The Resolutions Committee will review member feedback between Jan. 10, 2022, and Jan. 14, 2022, and determine if further revisions are necessary.
  • On Jan. 19, 2022, at 4 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, access the Zoom meeting information here (must be logged in).
  • One week later, on Jan. 26, 2022, at 4 p.m. EST, NAESP members may join a Committee conference call to learn the Committee’s decisions on the proposed changes presented during the first Open Hearing. To participate, access the Zoom meeting information here (must be logged in).

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 Feb. 27 – March 2, 2022.

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