|Statement by NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget|
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.Read the entire news release>>
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On Board Online • January 23, 2017
By Cathy Woodruff
Capping a process that came down to the wire, all of the state's school districts managed to negotiate new teacher and principal evaluation plans and see them approved in time to meet a new year's deadline.
Districts needed to begin the year with a state-approved Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan compliant with Education Law section 3012-d or risk not receiving scheduled increases in state aid. An estimated total of $2.5 billion was at stake, including $1.1 billion for 2015-16 and about $1.4 billion for 2016-17, according to Brian Fessler, NYSSBA's senior governmental relations representative.Read the entire article>>
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