Call To Action: NYSSBA Budget Priorities
February 14, 2017
Unfortunately, the NYSSBA Capital Conference scheduled for February 12th and 13th could not take place as scheduled due to inclement weather. However, don't let the storm keep you from having your voice heard while legislative budgets are being developed. Below you will find advocacy materials that can assist you when meeting with legislators and staff. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with your legislators while they are not in session from February, 15th - 27th. Try and schedule in-district visits ahead of time.
The Governmental Relations team will be meeting with legislators and key staff in Albany to ensure that NYSSBA's budget priorities are heard while legislators are putting together their budget proposals. However, local action is critical to getting our message out. In addition to meeting with them, please reach out to your legislators and share our budget recommendations using the following link to send a letter. Take Action Now
NYSSBA Budget Priority Testimony
Today, the Legislature held their joint budget hearing on education. NYSSBA provided testimony reacting to the Executive proposal and highlighting NYSSBA's priorities. NYSSBA's testimony can be viewed below.
ECB Releases 2017 Position Papers
Last week the New York State Educational Conference Board (ECB) released three new papers:
NYSSBA's Governmental Relations team will continue to update you on these and other issues.
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