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Changes will affect local wellness policies

On Board Online • February 20, 2017

By Jessica Goldstein
Deputy Director of Policy Services

"Student wellness" has been a policy topic in every school district since at least 2006, when a federal law for subsidized school food programs demanded that participating school districts adopt a "local wellness policy" aimed at reducing childhood obesity. Get ready for Student Wellness 2.0. New regulations emphasizing accountability for compliance go into effect on July 1, 2017.

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NYSSBA statement on 2016 graduation rates

FOR RELEASE: February 10, 2017

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell

NYSSBA is encouraged that overall graduation rates across the state continue to climb. However, we are deeply concerned that graduation gaps among students of color, English language learners, and students in poorer districts continue to persist. These gaps lend support to our belief that the state needs to provide adequate state aid, especially to those districts that are less wealthy and have greater numbers of students for whom English is not their primary language. NYSSBA calls for an additional $2 billion overall in the 2017-18 state budget, including $1.4 billion in foundation aid.

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