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How the Strategic Plan and Budget is Crafted and Adopted

The development of NEA’s Strategic Plan and Budget begins with the hard work of the seven members of the Committee on Program and Budget, whose composition and duties are set forth in NEA Bylaws 11-7 and 11-9.

The NEA president, secretary-treasurer, executive director, and committee prepare the proposed plan and budget for presentation to the Executive Committee for review prior to its transmittal to the Board of Directors. Upon receipt, the Board reviews and tentatively approves the plan and budget. This normally occurs at its May meeting in Washington, DC. Prior to the NEA Annual Meeting and NEA Representative Assembly, the committee holds an open hearing where NEA delegates may give input and make recommendations to the committee for changes in the proposed plan and budget, after which the committee considers any changes it wishes to make prior to final action by the Board of Directors. The Board then convenes to take action to approve the proposed Strategic Plan and Budget for transmittal to the Representative Assembly. The delegates act on the plan and budget during the final business meeting of the Representative Assembly.

In the second year of the biennial budget, any necessary adjustments are recommended by the Board of Directors to the Representative Assembly, which receives and acts on the modifications.


Strategic Plan and Budget Resources