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When Cynthia becomes Cyrus: The legal rights of transgender employees

On Board Online • September 26, 2016

By the New York State Association of School Attorneys

As debate and litigation focus on the rights of transgender students, school officials should be aware of issues facing a similar population: transgender employees. Courts and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have found that the rights of governmental employees were violated when supervisors:

  • Continued to call an employee "he" after the individual had begun to identify herself as female.
  • Refused to allow an employee to change his name from Cynthia to Cyrus in an employer's computer system.
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DiNapoli to NYSSBA: Tighter state aid, low tax cap on horizon for schools

FOR RELEASE: September 12, 2016

CONTACT: Al Marlin
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School districts should plan for limited state and local revenue growth in their budgets next year, based on projections for shrinking state tax collections and another low tax cap, according to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

DiNapoli made the prediction in an interview with New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Executive Director Timothy Kremer in an upcoming “NYSSBA News” program that will air on NYSSBA’s website beginning September 12.

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APPR: Education game changer or annual obligation?

NYSSBA's new research report offers an inside look at the state of APPR, offered by those on the front lines of negotiations, as well as key takeaways for districts negotiating APPR plans.


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