|Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on Gov. Cuomo's report on 'failing' schools|
FOR RELEASE: February 26, 2015
CONTACT: David Albert
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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On Board Online • March 2, 2015
By Kimberly A. Fanniff
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."Read the entire article>>
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