New York State School Boards Association

ALBANY UPDATE - ADVOCACY ALERT


February 13, 2015 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Budget Update

Last week, NYSSBA submitted testimony to the Joint Fiscal Committee on the Executive Budget proposal. See below to read the full text:

In addition, NYSSBA partnered with the Educational Conference Board to send a second coalition letter seeking information and further guidance on how to proceed without aid runs. See below to read the full text:

Since the release of the Executive Budget, many of you have already taken local action to advocate for your school districts. Should you wish to take action, consider the following:

  • Pass a Local Resolution- some districts have done so already- and share it with NYSSBA, the Governor, and other elected officials.
  • Tell NYSSBA about your action- so we can incorporate your actions into ours on your behalf.

 

Tax Freeze Savings Plan Question and Answer Document

The Division of the Budget has released a Q&A on the tax freeze government efficiency plans. Further guidance is anticipated. See below to read the full text:

CPR Curriculum

During the 2014 session, legislation was enacted that instructs the State Education Department to consider whether the Board of Regents should implement mandated CPR curriculum. As a part of that process, the department must seek input from stakeholders and interested parties.

In addition, the Department must consider the fiscal impact of enacting this proposed regulatory mandate on the state and school districts, the amount of instructional time such curriculum would require and whether such time would detract from other mandated courses of study, as well as any additional factors the Commissioner deems relevant. To gather this information, the department has released the following survey:

All feedback must be submitted by the close of business on February 27, 2015.

 


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