New York State School Boards Association

Call to Action: Oppose the Education Tax Credit

February 4, 2016

Once again, the Governor and each house of the legislature have introduced proposals to establish an education tax credit. The Executive's proposal is included in his proposed budget. These plans would set aside upwards of $150 million in state tax credits to donations and tuition costs for non-public schools and other educational funds. Tell the Governor and your legislators that you strongly support the full funding of public education and oppose any plan that seeks to divert state general fund dollars for the benefit of non-public and parochial schools. Take Action Now

For additional information about each proposal and to read NYSSBA’s memos in opposition, visit the State Aid and Budget Section of our Key Issues site:

Read NYSSBA’s Testimony on the Executive Budget

For additional coverage of the hearing read NYSSBA’s On Board Extra

Educational Conference Board Calls for Changes to the Receivership Law

This week, the Educational Conference Board released a position paper calling for the changes to the state’s receivership law to allow districts more time and to provide significantly more resources. You can read the recommendations below.

Connect, Engage, Act: 2016 Capital Conference

Later this month, school board members from around the state will converge in Albany to meet with elected officials as a part of our Capital Conference. Join us and hear from New York State's new Deputy Secretary of Education, Jere Hochman.

On Sunday evening, Dr. Hochman will share his perspective on major policy matters before the Governor and state legislature. Hear his thoughtful approach and learn about his commitment to our public schools.

Drawing from four decades of experience in public education, first as an English teacher, then as a principal and most recently as superintendent at the Bedford Central School District, he understands the challenges facing our schools today.

Call your legislators and schedule your appointments for February 29th today!

Register for the Conference below.

NYSSBA is here to serve you. Please reach out to the Governmental Relations team with any questions at 518-783-3734; and keep up to date on all the emerging issues in Albany by visiting our Key Issues site.

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