Canutillo ISD Trustee Armando Rodriguez was elected to serve on the National School Boards Action Center (NSBAC) Board.
The NSBAC mission is to advocate at the federal and national levels for the advancement of public education, local school board leadership, and excellence and equity in our nation’s public schools.
“In an everchanging environment, NSBAC is leading with public policy to provide equity and quality public education to all students,” said Trustee Rodriguez. “Two of our top priorities during this unprecedented time is the E-rate program to help connect students and teachers displaced by the pandemic, in addition to leading the grassroots effort to reauthorize and fully fund IDEA.”
As the situation with the pandemic has proven, broadband connectivity for student learning is as important as ever. NSBAC has asked Congress to provide at least $2 billion of emergency funding to the E-Rate for home connectivity.
In addition, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the main federal statute governing special education for children. NSBA urges the federal government to modernize and fully fund IDEA. They recently launched a new initiative to highlight this critical need and help ensure students with disabilities receive the access and support they need to succeed.
Trustee Rodriguez aims to represent the interests of Canutillo ISD and the region during his service on the board, while bringing back knowledge gained to advance excellence and equity at the local level.
Armando Rodriguez is serving his fourth term on the Board of Trustees. He is also involved in a variety of education and community boards, including the Mexican American School Board Association where he served as President, the Texas Association of School Boards where he serves as the Region 19 representative on the Board of Directors, Chair of the National School Boards Association Hispanic Council of School Board Members which automatically allows him to be on the NSBA Board of Directors, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Board of Directors, and a past President of the Far West Texas School Board Association.