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NYSSBA Announces Retirement of Timothy G. Kremer

FOR RELEASE: April 22, 2019

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell


The New York State School Boards Association announced today that, after a forty-year career as a public education advocate, Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer will retire at the end of the year.

The NYSSBA Board of Directors has retained the search firm Korn Ferry to conduct a national search for his successor.

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Long-term suspension for Snapchat posting upheld by commissioner of education

On Board Online • April 29, 2019

By Jeffrey Mongelli
Senior Staff Counsel

The commissioner of education recently rejected various challenges to a long-term suspension that was the result of a student's social media posting that was uploaded off school grounds and during non-school hours.

In Appeal of a Student with a Disability (Decision 17,610, 2019), a high school student and several friends participated in an off-campus paintball game to celebrate the student's birthday. On the day of the party, Sept. 2, 2018, the student took a photo of another district student in front of a rack of mounted paintball guns and added the caption: "Don't come to school on Tuesday." The photograph with caption was uploaded by the student using Snapchat, a social media application.

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