Public Comments and Testimony

NASP regularly submits formal comments and written testimony to federal agencies, Congressional committees, and other federal policymakers on issues of priority to the association and school psychology.  

  • Letter in Support of HR 5 - Equality Act

    On behalf of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), I write to urge your support and a “yes” vote on the Equality Act (H.R. 5). NASP represents 25,000 school psychologists who work with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and communities to ensure students have the necessary supports needed to thrive at school, at home, and in life. We serve all students who are present in our nation’s schools. … more

  • Letter on FY2020 HHS-Labor Appropriations on April 26, 2019

    On behalf of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), I urge you to include funding for the critical programs outlined in this letter as you consider federal appropriations for departments and agencies under the jurisdiction of your subcommittee for FY2020. … more

  • Letter on Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act on April 3, 2019

    On behalf of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), thank you for the opportunity to submit comments to be considered during the House Education and Labor Committee’s work on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. … more

  • Letter on Classrooms in Crisis: Examining the Inappropriate Use of Seclusion and Restraint Practices on Feburary 26, 2019

    On behalf of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) I would like to thank you for your attention to the issue of seclusion and restraint in our nation’s schools. NASP represents 25,000 school psychologists who work with students, educators, and families to support the academic achievement, positive behavior, and mental wellness of all students, especially those who struggle with barriers to learning. … more

  • Testimony for the Hearing of the House Committee of the Judiciary on Gun Violence Prevention on February 2, 2019

    On behalf of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), we are pleased to submit this testimony regarding the importance of enacting policy that will prevent gun violence in our country. NASP represents 25,000 school psychologists who work with students, families, educators, administrators, and community members to ensure that every student feels safe and supported at school. … more