North Carolina Partners
The North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) mission is to ensure quality learning experiences for all students through visionary and effective leadership. NCASA is an umbrella organization under which North Carolina school administrator groups are unified. NCASA provides to all these groups broad-based membership services, professional development, financial services, communication, legal counsel and lobbying services.
NCSSA is your resource for educational leadership and support. As a core affiliate funded by the North Carolina Association of School Administrators, one rate includes membership privileges in both organizations.
To grow leadership capacity among practicing school leaders through programs that are aligned to the research-based NC Performance Evaluation Standards and Competencies for High Effective School Leadership.
In existence since 1916, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the preeminent organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries across the world.
The mission of NASSP is to promote excellence in school leadership.
NASSP serves a unique role in the lives of middle level and high school principals and assistant principals. NASSP supports our members with a variety of powerful tools, resources, and benefits:
- Comprehensive professional development resources such as on-site seminars, convenient online webinars, and customizable programs brought right to your school
- Exclusive publications and email newsletters to keep you up to date on the latest research, issues, and best practices
- Discounts on attendance to professional development events such as the annual national conference, where you will expand your network and connect with renowned education leaders
- Up to $2 million in professional liability coverage for damages arising from professional liability acts or omissions
- Legal fee reimbursement should you be threatened with the loss of your position or other job-related benefits contrary to due process
The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) was founded in 1921 by a visionary group of principals who sought to advance the profession. Today NAESP is the strongest unified voice for pre-K-8 leaders across the U.S. and around the world. NAESP's mission is to lead in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle-level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children.
In addition to a wide variety of membership benefits, including $2 million legal protection, advocacy, resources, networking, and professional development, NAESP also offers the following benefits to support Pre-K-8 administrators.
- Save money on school and office supplies
- Monthly Webinars
- Travel Discounts
- Significant Discounts on a Variety of Insurance AND Great Rates on ID Shield and Legal Shield
Educators know that in order for children to learn, they must be well-nourished. Schools are an important access point for healthy meals for low-income children. That is why community eligibility continues to grow in popularity among high-need schools. Community eligibility has been successful at increasing school breakfast and lunch participation, so more students experience the positive educational outcomes that are linked to participating in school meals. In the current school year, nearly 10 million children in over 20,000 schools and 3,500 school districts are being offered breakfast and lunch at no charge through the community eligibility program.
Capture the benefits of community eligibility for your district.
As a participant of community eligibility your schools will have:
- Less administrative work. School administrators no longer need to collect and verify school meal applications and can focus more resources on providing nutritious meals for students;
- Increased participation in the school breakfast and lunch programs. In initial pilot states, community eligibility increased breakfast participation by 9.4 percent and increased lunch participation by 5.2 percent
- Improved financial viability of school nutrition programs. When community eligibility becomes available at a school, school meal participation increases, which can improve school nutrition finances; and
- The elimination of unpaid meal fees. This means schools no longer need to collect money from families or find available funds for the meals that go unpaid by students.
Additionally, by offering meals at no charge to all students, community eligibility makes it easier for schools to leverage innovative school breakfast service models, such as breakfast in the classroom, “grab and go” breakfast, and second chance breakfast. The Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom have funding and technical assistance available to help implement these programs.
For more information, go to: http://breakfastintheclassroom.org/grants/.