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Why I care about public education

On Board Online • February 3, 2020

Robert S. Schneider

As NYSSBA's new executive director, I am excited to share my thoughts on important education issues of the day through this commentary.

Before I do, I want to share a little bit about myself.

Prior to becoming executive director, I served NYSSBA for 20 years in various capacities, primarily on the business side of the organization - first as director of finance and later as associate executive director and chief operating officer.


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Stand Up and Be Counted



The 2020 Census has significant implications for public schools. A new NYSSBA report, titled “Stand Up and Be Counted,” details why an accurate census count is critical to school funding and explores challenges involved in reaching hard-to-count populations. It also offers suggestions for how school board members in New York can help ensure an accurate count in their communities.

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Member Meet & Mingle - East Meadow
Date: March 11, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Member Meet & Mingle - Albany
Date: March 12, 2020
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Date: March 12, 2020
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