School board members bring their voices to the Capitol

FOR RELEASE: March 9, 2015

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: #capconf15



School board members bring their voices to the Capitol

Who:    More than 200 school board members, elected leaders and state education officials

What:   NYSSBA Capital Conference

When:  Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed major state education reforms that would impact school districts and tied a significant funding increase to passage of those reforms.

The Governor has also not released state aid runs for school districts, making it difficult for schools to develop their 2015-16 budgets.

Hear school board members from around the state discuss their views on all of the issues, including proposed receivership or "takeover" models, teacher evaluations, tenure and school funding.

Schedule of events:

3:30 p.m.  NYS Board of Regents Vice Chancellor Anthony Bottar provides an update on the Regents budget proposal and reaction to the executive budget. 

4:30 p.m.  Hear an insider's perspective on these major school district issues and more specifics on the 2015-16 state budget.

The panel of experts to tackle these issues includes:

5:30 p.m.  Reception  (Music performed by the Bethlehem Central High School Honors Spring Quartet)

6:30 p.m   Dinner and awards presentation

Media interested in attending this event should contact Al Marlin at 518-783-3723 or 518-527-6933




About NYSSBA: The New York State School Boards Association represents more than 650 school boards and more than 5,000 school board members in New York. NYSSBA provides advocacy, training, and information to school boards in support of their mission to govern the state's public schools.


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