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Onondaga School Board Member Honored in Statewide Campaign

FOR RELEASE:  March 3, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

Amber Thousand, a member of the Onondaga Central School District Board of Education, has been honored as School Board Member of the Week, part of an eight-week campaign celebrating school board service by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).

The campaign – entitled “Do You Know Who I Am?” – tells the story of individual school board members such as Thousand and the contributions they make in their communities. The campaign runs through March 21.

 


NYSSBA Deputy Executive Director Honored

FOR RELEASE: February 26, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

Rita M. Lashway, CAE, deputy executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, has been honored with the 2013 Distinguished Member of the Year Award by The Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE).

This award recognizes achievements by an ESSAE association member who has provided all-around leadership, both within his or her association and to the field at large.

"Rita is a tremendous leader. She is a visionary. In every instance of service, she reflects the highest standards of professionalism," said Penny Murphy, ESSAE president and CEO.

"All of us at NYSSBA are excited to see Rita be honored with this prestigious award," said Timothy G. Kremer, NYSSBA executive director. "Her leadership role at NYSSBA has been a great asset to ESSAE and to our organization."

Lashway has been the NYSSBA deputy executive director for 15 years.

To download a photo of Lashway go to:
http://www.nyssba.org/clientuploads/nyssba_html_email_graphics/rlashwayessae.jpg


School boards: Tax break for veterans best handled at state level

FOR RELEASE: February 24, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

Nearly seven in 10 school board members (69 percent) who responded to an informal poll by the New York State School Boards Association oppose adopting a proposed “alternative veterans exemption” that would provide a new property tax exemption for some veterans but would require other local taxpayers to make up the difference.

Twenty-one percent support the exemption, while 10 percent were unsure.

“School board members strongly support our veterans, but they believe that reimbursement for the veteran’s exemption should be covered by the state rather than by other local taxpayers,” said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer. “The law as is presents school boards with a dilemma. If they adopt the exemption, that would increase taxes for other taxpayers in their district. If they do not adopt the exemption, they could be viewed as not being supportive of veterans.”


Amityville School Board Officer Honored in Statewide Campaign

FOR RELEASE: February 24, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

Nathan King, first vice president of the Amityville Union Free School District School Board, has been honored as School Board Member of the Week as part of an eight-week campaign celebrating school board service by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).

The campaign – entitled “Do You Know Who I Am?” – tells the story of individual school board members such as King and the contributions they make in their communities. The campaign runs through March 21.


Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Board Member Honored in Statewide Campaign

FOR RELEASE: February 18, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

Deborah Schwarting, a member of the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES board, has been honored as School Board Member of the Week, as part of an eight-week campaign celebrating school board service by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).

The campaign – entitled “Do You Know Who I Am?” – tells the story of individual school board members such as Schwarting and the contributions they make in their communities. The campaign runs through March 21.


Adjustment to Common Core Implementation

The state Board of Regents today adopted the recommendations in the following report concerning implementation of Common Core and APPR. NYSSBA will soon be providing an analysis of these actions.

http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2014/February2014/214p12hea3.pdf


Broadlbin-Perth School Board President Honored in Statewide Campaign

FOR RELEASE: February 10, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

Edward Szumowski, president of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District Board of Education, has been honored as School Board Member of the Week, part of an eight-week campaign celebrating school board service by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).

The campaign – entitled “Do You Know Who I Am?” – tells the story of individual school board members such as Szumowski and the contributions they make in their communities. The campaign runs through March 21.


NYSSBA Report Outlines School Board Connection to Student Achievement

FOR RELEASE: February 6, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

School board members can help improve student achievement in their districts through proper allocation of resources, greater collaboration with state policymakers – particularly on Common Core implementation – and listening closely to staff.

Those are among the findings of a new research report on school board service by the New York State School Boards Association.


Randolph Academy, Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Board Member Featured in Statewide Report

FOR RELEASE: February 5, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

Brad Sande, a member of the Randolph Academy Union Free School District and Cattaraugus County Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Boards of Education, is one of seven school board members statewide featured in a new report on school board leadership.

The report  "In Their Own Words," issued by the New York State School Boards Association, features interviews with school board members on such topics as what they consider to be socially responsible service, and how they find their work meaningful and rewarding.  They also discuss the role of school boards in raising student achievement.


Canton Central School Board Member Featured in Statewide Report

FOR RELEASE: February 5, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

Barbara Beekman, a member of the Canton Central School District Board of Education, is one of seven school board members statewide featured in a new report on school board leadership.

The report  "In Their Own Words," issued by the New York State School Boards Association, features interviews with school board members on such topics as what they consider to be socially responsible service, and how they find their work meaningful and rewarding.  They also discuss the role of school boards in raising student achievement.

The report is part of NYSSBA's eight-week campaign celebrating school service, which runs through March 21.


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