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Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on the Resignation of MaryEllen Elia

FOR RELEASE: July 15, 2019

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


MaryEllen Elia took over as commissioner of education during a tumultuous time in New York’s public schools. She helped heal wounds resulting from the hurried implementation of the state’s annual teacher and principal performance review process (APPR) and Common Core learning standards.

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Summer school students must be immunized

On Board Online • July 1, 2019

By Pilar Sokol
Deputy General Counsel

In the wake of a new state law that eliminated religious exemptions from immunization, three state agencies have issued a joint document that says summer school students must be immunized.

The law, which eliminated non-medical exemptions from immunizations required for school attendance, became effective upon Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature on June 13.

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