Release the School Aid Runs – Letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo from the Educational Conference Board
January 26, 2015
Dear Governor Cuomo:
The New York State Educational Conference Board – comprised of the seven leading educational organizations representing parents, classroom teachers, school-related professionals, school business officials, building administrators, superintendents and school boards – calls upon the state to immediately release a 2015-16 state aid proposal and corresponding school aid runs allocating the approximate $1.1 billion increase as presented by the Governor last week.
On Board Online • January 26, 2015
By Eric Randall
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed what he called a "large investment" in school funding - an increase of $1.06 billion, or 4.8 percent - but said a long list of reforms are needed to ensure that money is spent well.
"If we want to invest in the system, make it the right system," Cuomo said in a combined State of the State and budget address on Jan. 21. "Our education system needs dramatic reform and has for years."
Among the boldest changes proposed were a new way of rating teachers, a five-year tenure process and a new intervention model for chronically underperforming schools.
In answer to longstanding criticism of the 3020-a disciplinary process, Cuomo proposed making it easier for administrators to dismiss teachers with consistently poor evaluations.Read the entire article>>
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|Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on State of the State/Budget|
FOR RELEASE: January 21, 2015
CONTACT: David Albert
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