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2017 Voting Delegates’ Guide

September 7, 2017

NYSSBA Annual Business Meeting
Saturday, October 14 - 8:00 a.m.
1932 Jack Shea Arena

Below you will find a link to the 2017 Voting Delegates' Guide for the Annual Business Meeting.  This guide contains the report of the Resolutions Committee as well as endorsements received by the September 5 deadline.


Advocacy Alert – NYSSBA State Aid Databases Available Online

August 17, 2017

NYSSBA's state aid databases are now available on our website.  Click the link below to access information regarding your district's funding levels, foundation aid owed and historical trends of district wealth, student need and enrollment. If you have any questions regarding the information in the database, do not hesitate to contact Governmental Relations.


2017 Proposed Bylaw Amendments & Resolutions Book

August 14, 2017

Below is the link to the 2017 Proposed Bylaw Amendments & Resolutions Book.

This book contains information needed to prepare for the 2017 Annual Business Meeting, including:

  • The Order of Business.
  • The Report of the Resolutions Committee.
  • Rules of Conduct for the Business Meeting.
  • Instructions for the Submission of Amendments and Rebuttals.


Advocacy Update – Federal Issues Webinar

August 2, 2017

Yesterday NYSSBA was joined by NSBA to deliver a Federal Issues Update webinar. This webinar, which can be viewed below, provided up to date information on Congressional activity in advance of the August in-district work period. Should you have any questions please contact NYSSBA Governmental Relations at 518-783-0200.


Advocacy Update: Federal Issues

July 27, 2017


As the August district work period approaches, the Senate has delayed coming back to their home districts in order to  continue efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yesterday, the Senate considered legislation that would repeal the ACA, including proposed cuts to Medicaid funding for school districts. However, there were inadequate votes to pass the bill.

Efforts continue to eliminate and reduce Medicaid and other federal funding streams that are vital to school districts.


Advocacy Update: Resolutions Deadline Monday, July 10

July 7, 2017

The 2017 Resolutions deadline is fast approaching. Please consider submitting a resolution for consideration by the delegates at the 2017 Annual Business Meeting. As a reminder, the deadline for resolution submission is close of business, Monday July 10, 2017. If you plan to submit, please review the Resolution Kit below as a reference guide.


Advocacy Update: Extraordinary Session Comes to a Close

June 29, 2017

Today the extraordinary session, which began yesterday at the call of the Governor, came to a close.

After nearly a full day of negotiations yesterday, the Assembly passed a bill that would, among other things, extend mayoral control of the New York City school system for 2 additional years (until June 30, 2019) in the overnight.


Advocacy Alert: 2017 Legislative Wrap Up

June 27, 2017

Earlier today, the NYSSBA Governmental Relations team conducted a webinar discussing the end of the 2017 legislative session and how your school district could be impacted.

We discussed what bills state lawmakers passed, what bills they did not, and what business was left unfinished.


Advocacy Alert: 2017 Session Ends Without Deal on NYC Mayoral Control

Last night just before midnight, both houses of the legislature adjourned and released their members. Unfortunately, this was before a deal could be agreed to on an extension of mayoral control over the New York City school system. This provision of law expires at the end of the month. At this time it is unclear if or when legislators will return to address this issue.

While negotiations on this issue were ongoing, many issues of importance to school districts were taken up by one or both houses.


Advocacy Update: End of the Legislative Session Approaches

June 19, 2017

Legislators appear to be on track to end the legislative session this week as scheduled.  At this time, a number of NYSSBA priorities are still pending, and NYSSBA governmental relations staff is also working to block new mandates and amend proposals that would be harmful to districts.

As we enter the final week of the legislative session some key issues are still in play. Some of those proposals saw movement last week, including:

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