2015 Annual Business Meeting Summary


October 23, 2015

Delegates at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting engaged in significant debate on a number of issues. In addition to the election of officers, the delegates took action on twenty-seven proposals. At the end of the meeting three existing positions were extended, two changes were made to the by-laws, and sixteen new positions were adopted.

These positions will remain in effect as a part of the Association’s active program for five years, unless they are rescinded or achieved sooner. As a result, the NYSSBA governmental relations team will work toward advancing proposals that would implement these policy changes.

The delegates also considered but defeated six resolutions dealing with a variety of topics, including the intervention of the state in the operation of schools that have been financially mismanaged and a number of proposals dealing with the Association’s operations.

A full list of the adopted positions statements can be found below. NYSSBA’s complete list of 2015 Position Statements will be distributed later this year.


State Education Department Releases Common Core Survey

As indicated last week, the State Education Department has released a survey to review the Common Core Learning Standards.  Participants will have the ability to review each standard and provide feedback. Participates are not required to comment on every standard.

The survey, which was released Wednesday, October 21, will stay open for 40 days.  We encourage board members to participate in this review and make our voices heard.


2016 National Advocacy Institute Registration is Open

Registration has opened for the National School Boards Association’s National Advocacy Institute.  This federal conference and lobby day will take place in Washington January 24-26, 2016 in Washington DC.

Unlike past years, registration to this event is completely open to all board members and community partners.

Registration information can be found below:

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