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Founded in 1896, the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) represents more than 675 school boards encompassing more than 5,200 school board members in New York. NYSSBA provides advocacy, information, training, and custom services to school boards in support of their mission to govern the state's public schools. More specifically, NYSSBA’s breadth of activities includes:

  • Conducting advocacy at the local, state and federal levels — in government and in the courts — to advance education, school board governance and proper education financing. Our advocacy methods include working with legislative and regulatory bodies as well as filing friend-of-the-court briefs.
  • Providing information to board members through a number of vehicles, including our award-winning newspaper, On Board; video programming such as NYSSBA News, Next on the Agenda and Newsmakers; our Study Break podcast; School Law and other publications; and our website, www.nyssba.org.
  • Offering leadership development activities such as our annual convention which attracts about 2,500 attendees each year, our New School Board Member Academy and numerous regional workshops and seminars on a variety of timely and pressing topics.
  • Delivering custom programs and services such as board retreats, policy manuals, policy updates and e-policy.

If you are elected to serve on your local school board, you don’t need to face your new challenge alone. The New York State School Boards Association is here to help you! For more information regarding membership support and services, please contact Member Relations Managers Michael Bieber or Patrick Longo via e-mail or by calling (518) 783-0200.

Read our privacy policy.


About NYSSBA

Founded in 1896, the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) represents more than 675 school boards encompassing more than 5,200 school board members in New York.

NYSSBA provides advocacy, information, training, and custom services to school boards in support of their mission to govern the state's public schools.

For more information on membership support, contact Michael Bieber or Patrick Longo via e-mail or at 518-783-0200.

Read our privacy policy.