Input Welcome: Updates to the NAESP Platform and Resolutions

December 2014, Volume 38, Issue 4

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.

Your representatives on the NAESP Resolutions Committee meet every November to update the statements to accurately reflect the realities of the profession. The results of the Committee’s diligent work this year are changes (edits, combinations, and deletions) to the introduction and 23 resolutions.

Member feedback is critical to the resolution process. Review the statements and offer comments and suggestions via email before January 23, 2015.

The timeline to review the proposed Resolutions is as follows:

  • The Resolutions Committee will review member feedback between January 23, 2015 and February 2, 2015, and determine if further revisions are necessary.
  • On February 4, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern), 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 11, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern), NAESP members may join a Committee conference call to learn the Committee’s decisions on the proposed changes presented during the Open Hearing 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 February 22-24, 2015.

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

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