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BUDGET ISSUES AND VETERAN’S EXEMPTION

January 27, 2014

  • EXECUTIVE BUDGET QUESTIONS ANSWERED
  • Link to:
    • View the presentation on the Executive budget proposal
  • NYSSBA’s LEGISLATIVE BUDGET HEARING TESTIMONY
  • Link to:
  • NYSSBA’s Testimony
  • THE NEW VETERANS EXEMPTION OPTION-WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • HOW DOES THE EXEMPTION WORK?
  • Link to:
    • Additional details of the exemption
  • WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR BOARDS OF EDUCATION?
  • WHAT DO WE DO NOW?
  • HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?


EXECUTIVE BUDGET ANAYSIS

January 21, 2014

  • GOVERNOR’S STATE BUDGET PLAN FALLS FAR SHORT OF NEED
  • NYSSBA ANALYSIS
  • STATEMENT OF NYSSBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TIM KREMER
  • Link to:
  • Executive Budget School Aid Runs
  • Governor’s Budget Book
  • STATE A


STATE OF THE STATE ANAYSIS

January 8, 2014

  • “OUR CHILDREN DESERVE NOTHING LESS THAN THE BEST
  • GOVERNOR KEYS ON TECHNOLOGY, FULL DAY PRE-K IN STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
  • CUOMO’S EDUCATION COMMISSION FINAL REPORT LEAKED IN STATE OF THE STATE
    • Expand the use of technology in classrooms
    • Commit to expanding high quality early education
    • Reward the best and brightest teachers
    • Implement programs that connect high school to college
    • Strategically invest in higher education
    • Focus on efficiencies
  • NYSSBA ANALYSIS
  • STATEMENT OF NYSSBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TIM KREMER
  • NYSSBA RELEASES 2014 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
    • Link to:
    • Pathway to Prosperity: NYSSBA 2014 Legislative Priorities
    • Chart of State Aid Proposals
  • USDA BOWS TO SCHOOL CONCERNS: MODIFIES NUTRITION STANDARDS


EDUCATION ADVOCACY ACTIVITY

December 23, 2013

  • AND . . . THEY’RE OFF!

Regents State Aid Proposal Kicks Off 2014 Budget Process

  • LINKS TO
    • Regents 2014-15 State Budget Priorities
    • Regents 2014-15 State Aid Proposal
    • Regents 2014 State Legislative priorities
    • Regents 2014 Federal Priorities
  • ECB WEIGHS IN
  • COMMON CORE
  • LINKS TO
    • December 13th NYSSBA Advocacy Alert
    • December 16th SED’s Press Release
    • GOVERNOR ACTS ON KEY LEGISLATION
    • A.4810a / S.3564a
    • S.1604 / A.4099
    • A.508
    • S.4872 / A.6984
    • A.481 / S.3788
  • GOVERNOR’S EDUCATION REFORM AND TAX COMMISSION REPORTS
  • FEDERAL BUDGET NEWS


EDUCATION COMMITTEE HEARING RECOMMENDATIONS

December 13, 2013

REFORMING THE REFORM AGENDA

  • Senate Education Chair Proposes Changes To Regents Reform Agenda

RECOMMENDED ACTION BY SED

  • Expedite Federal Waivers From Mandates On Various Testing Restrictions
  • Urge Sed To Produce Missing Modules Immediately
  • Align Assessments Proportionally To Released Modules
  • Delay Operation Of Education Data Portal For One Year
  • Increase Funding For Professional Development For Common Core Learning Standards

RECOMMENDED ACTION BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE

  • Legislation To Ban Standardized Testing In Pre-K Through 2nd Grade
  • “Unnecessary Testing” Bill – Expedited Review Of Appr Plans To Eliminate Unnecessary Testing
  • Truth In Common Core Testing Bill

PRIVACY BILL

  • Chie Privacy Officer
  • Parents’ Bill Of Rights For Data Privacy & Security
  • District Opt-Out
  • Third Party Vendors
  • Complaint Resolution Process
  • School District Policies
  • Data Privacy Contractual Provisions & Security Plan
  • No Provision Requiring Affirmative Parental Consent

LINKS TO THE FULL DOCUMENTS

  • The Regents Reform Agenda – “Assessing” Our Progress
  • Senator Flanagan’s Press Release
  • Senator Flanagan’s Four Bills
  • S.6006
  • S.6007
  • S.6008
  • S.6009


ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARDS

November 21, 2013

RECOGNIZING OUR VERY BEST

  • NOMINATE THE BEST OF THE BEST!
  • NYSSBA’s ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • NYSSBA’s BOARD ADVOCACY AWARD
    • Link to
    • View the Nomination Guidelines
  • SAVE THE DATE
  • NYSSBA Capital Conference - March 9-10, 2014
    • Hilton Albany – Albany, NY


PURCHASING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

November 15, 2013

  • GOVERNOR TAKES ACTION ON NYSSBA BILLS
  • NEW LAWS OF 2013
    • Chapter 497 – Cooperative Purchasing
    • Chapter 476 – Financing Storm Relief
    • Chapter 515 – East Ramapo Central School District, Accelerated Apportionments
  • VETOES
    • Veto 246 – BOCES Real Property Leases
    • Veto 240 – Regulatory Impact Statements


E-RATE MODERNIZATION - ADVOCACY

August 1, 2013

  • MODERNIZATION OF THE E-RATE PROGRAM
  • LINKS TO:
    • FCC Fact Sheet
    • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking


END OF SESSION LEGISLATIVE ACTION

June 27, 2013

  • 2013 END OF SESSION LEGISLATION REVIEW
  • POSITIVE LEGISLATIVE ACTION
    • NYSSBA Supported Legislation Passing Both Houses
    • Negative Bills Blocked by NYSSBA
  • NEGATIVE LEGISLATIVE ACTION
    • Legislation Opposed by NYSSBA that Passed Both Houses


END OF SESSION ANALYSIS – ADVOCACY ALERT

June 24, 2013

  • “NO NEW MANDATES!” CAMPAIGN SUCCEEDS!
  • 2013 LEGISLATIVE SESSION WRAPS UP – POSITIVE YEAR FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION
  • NYSSBA ANALYSIS

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