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Statement by NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget

FOR RELEASE: January 18, 2017

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


The proposed $1 billion education aid increase represents a good starting point for budget negotiations.


We support the governor’s proposals to update the foundation aid formula to better reflect student poverty and to consolidate prekindergarten funding streams.

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Transportation for religious instruction not permitted under Education Law

On Board Online • January 23, 2017

By Kimberly A. Fanniff
Senior Staff Counsel

The commissioner of education recently denied an appeal in which a petitioner claimed a school district must provide transportation to religious instruction locations as part of its transportation to after-school child care locations. In Appeal of M.W., the commissioner held that the provision of Education Law authorizing transportation to child care locations does not include instructional programs, religious or otherwise.

The petitioner filed his appeal after the school district revised its transportation policy for the 2015-16 school year.

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Date: January 24, 2017
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