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Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on Gov. Cuomo's report on 'failing' schools

FOR RELEASE: February 26, 2015

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unleashed his latest diatribe against New York's public schools today, this time releasing a 200-page report comparing the results of "priority schools" to their state aid allocations.

We need to engage in a constructive approach to improving our schools. A Siena Poll released this week pointed to three areas most in need of improvement in our public schools: overcoming poverty, providing adequate education funding, and increasing parental involvement.

 

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Court strikes down local restrictionson locations of sex offenders' homes

On Board Online • March 2, 2015

By Kimberly A. Fanniff
Senior Staff Attorney

School districts may wish to review how they disseminate information about sex offenders living in the community in light of a ruling by the state's highest court.

Many municipalities across the state have adopted laws prohibiting registered sex offenders from residing within certain distances from schools, as well as day care centers, parks and other places where children congregate. However, the Court of Appeals has stripped school districts of protections provided by such local laws.

In People v. Diack, a sex offender challenged the validity of Nassau County's law. The Court of Appeals ruled that adoption of such local residency restrictions is prohibited by the state's "comprehensive and detailed statutory and regulatory framework for the identification, regulation and monitoring of sex offenders."

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