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STATE BUDGET UPDATE – ACT NOW

March 25, 2015

BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

The latest reports from state budget negotiations indicate that a proposal may be under consideration that would appoint a panel to restructure APPR – and report their findings back to the legislature by June 1.

ACTION – Call your legislators and the Governor’s office

  • Assembly Operator 518-455-4100
  • Senate Operator 518-455-2800
  • Executive Chamber 518-474-8390


SENATE RELEASES ONE HOUSE BUDGET PROPOSAL - ADVOCACY ALERT

March 12, 2015

Today the New York State Senate released their one house budget bills. These bills stake out the negotiating position for their house as budget conference committees begin. Formal negotiations are slated to begin as early as next week.

Links to:

  • Senate 2015 Budget Proposal
  • NYSSBA Legislative Priorities
  • 2015 Capital Conference – Registration
  • Joint Budget Schedule


ASSEMBLY RELEASES ONE HOUSE BUDGET PROPOSAL - ADVOCACY ALERT

March 10, 2015

Today the New York State Assembly released their one house budget bills. These bills stake out the negotiating position for their house as budget conference committees begin. Formal negotiations are slated to begin as early as this week.

Links to:

  • Assembly Press Release
  • 2015 Legislative Priorities
  • 2015 Capital Conference – Registration
  • Joint Budget Schedule


EXECUTIVE RELEASES 30 DAY AMENDMENTS - ADVOCACY ALERT

February 24, 2015

Executive Releases 30 Day Budget Amendments
Links to:

  • Sample Resolution
  • Discussion Guide
  • 2015 Capital Conference - Registration


ALBANY UPDATE - ADVOCACY ALERT

February 13, 2015

Budget Update
Links to:

  • 2015 Budget Testimony
  • Educational Conference Board Calls for Additional Guidance on 2015-16 Executive Budget Proposal
  • Sample Resolution
  • Discussion Guide
  • 2015 Capital Conference - Registration


Tax Freeze Savings Plan Question and Answer Document

Link to:

  • Tax Freeze Credit Questions and Answers


CPR Curriculum

Link to:

  • CPR Legislation Survey

 


2015 EXECUTIVE BUDGET ANALYSIS - ADVOCACY ALERT

January 29, 2015
The 2015 Executive Budget Proposal is as notable for what it includes as for what it does not: a real state aid package. The budget bills include no language distributing aid, so there are no details as to how the Governor would distribute the approximate $1.1 billion school aid increase he cited during his State of the State address. Because there is no distribution formula, there are no aid runs, leaving districts guessing about what to do next. NYSSBA has joined the ECB in calling for an immediate release of a school aid package.

Executive Budget Analysis
Links to:

  • ECB Request on School Aid Runs
  • NYSSBA 2015 Priorities
  • 2015 Executive Budget Analysis

NYSSBA Budget Analysis Webinar
Link to:

  • View a video archive of the Budget Analysis Webinar


2015 STATE OF THE STATE AND BUDGET PRESENTATION - ADVOCACY ALERT

January 21, 2015

NYSSBA’s Reaction
Link To:

  •  Timeline - 2015 Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election
  •  Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda
  •  S.1976 (Golden) Bill Text, Sponsor’s Memo and NYSSBA’s Memo in Opposition
  •  Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer’s Statement on the Presentation


2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION KICK OFF - ADVOCACY ALERT

January 9, 2015

2015 Legislative Session Kick Off
Link To:

  • 2015 Legislative Priorities
  • 2015 Position Statements

Joint Guidance on Educational Rights for English Language Learners
Links To:

  • U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Ensure English Learner Students Have Equal Access to High-Quality Education
  • OnBoard article: Serving English Language Learners

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Ruling may Allow Additional Payments to School Districts
Link To:

  • Medicaid Payment for Services


STATE AND FEDERAL NEWS: COMMISSIONER KING TO LEAVE NYSED – ADVOCACY ALERT

December 11, 2014

NYS Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. to take US DOE Post
Link To:

  • Statement of NYSSBA’s Executive Director, Timothy G. Kremer
  • Statement of the New York State Education Department
  • Statement of the U.S. Department of Education

Federal Appropriations Bill Released
Links To:

  • NSBA’s Fiscal Year 2015 Funding Update


ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING SUMMARY – ADVOCACY ALERT

November 17, 2014

 Annual Business Meeting Summary

Link To:

  • 2014 Adopted Position Statements

 The Legislative Insider Webinar – November 21

Join the governmental relations team to discuss the outcome of the recent elections including the re-election of Governor Cuomo, the balance of power in the State Senate, the education positions that key candidates held during election season and the approval of the Smart Schools Bond Act.

Call for Nominations: Advocate of the Year

Do you know of a fellow board member who is a "go to" leader and a school board advocate? Is there a board of education you particularly admire for their work to collectively secure outcomes with policymakers? Nominate that board member or a full board for the “NYSSBA Advocate of the Year” award!

Links To:

  • Information and Nomination Forms
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