|Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Robert Schneider on School Budget Votes and Board Elections|
FOR RELEASE: May 1, 2020
CONTACT: David Albert
School budget votes and board elections will be conducted this year under challenging circumstances, to say the least. With the July 1 beginning of the school fiscal year approaching for many districts, we had hoped for clarity on these issues weeks ago.
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Governor Announces Rule Changes for the 2020 School Board Elections and Budget Vote
On Friday, May 1, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.26 which modifies the rules under which school districts are to conduct the 2020 annual meeting for the election of school board members and budget votes.
Below are a summary of the changes and a revised election timeline based on the modified rules. NYSSBA will offer additional analysis with helpful suggestions early next week.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, NYSSBA continues to serve member school districts. However, members of the NYSSBA staff will be working from home during this period in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
You may contact Executive Director Robert Schneider at 518.764.8737 or Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Jay Worona at 518.281.2619 with any emergencies.
If you have a specific question, please contact the individual below:
Member Relations & NYSSBA Convention: Barry Entwistle, 518.810.9809
Leadership Development and Training: Darci D’Ercole, 518.469.3083
Human Resources and Operations: Jeffrey Handelman, 518.229.5477
Information Technology: James Page, 518.424.7606
includes BoardDocs, E-clips, online training, website, membership updates
Communications, Marketing and Research: David Albert, 518.320.2221
includes news media inquiries, On Board
Legal and Policy Services: Jay Worona, 518.281.2619
Finance: Kristina Oliver, 518.466.5630
includes membership dues, billing, refunds
Governmental Relations: Brian Fessler, 518.229.0267
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On Board Online • May 18, 2020
By Paul Heiser
As is the case in many school districts, not all students in the Peru school district have access to the internet at home. So when the governor ordered schools across the state to close because of the coronavirus pandemic, offcials in the Clinton County school district had to figure out a way to make sure all students had broadband access.
"We used our essential staff and made calls to the home of every student to see what their technology capabilities were in their homes," Peru Superintendent Thomas Palmer told On Board.Read the entire article>>
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