Call To Action: Assembly Introduces APPR Legislation
June 8, 2016
Assembly Education Chair Catherine Nolan (D-Queens) and Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) and 90 of their colleagues have introduced legislation (A.10569) that would amend current law to allow districts to operate under approved Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plans that are compliant with either section 3012-d, adopted in 2015, or 3012-c. Under current law, districts that do not have an approved 3012-d plan in place by September 1, 2016 risk losing the 2015-16 and 2016-17 state aid increases. If adopted, this legislation would allow districts to continue to operate under 3012-c until September 1, 2019 and maintain their aid increases.
NYSSBA has called for this kind of flexibility throughout the legislative session and will continue to advocate for this legislation through the final days. Take Action Now
Additional information about NYSSBA’s Advocacy on APPR and school districts with aid at risk can be viewed below.
ECB Releases Request for Updating the BOCES District Superintendent Salary Cap
This week, the Educational Conference Board released a memo calling for an increase in the allowable salaries for BOCES district superintendents. The ECB memo as well as NYSSBA’s memo of support can be read below.
Governor Cuomo Announces Funding Increase to Support Special Education Schools
This week, Governor Cuomo announced that certain special education schools, including Special Act School Districts, would receive a 4% rate increase for the coming school year. NYSSBA has long supported predictable annual increases for Special Act School Districts. Read the Governor’s press release below.
Registration for End of Session Wrap up Webinar is Open
When the legislative session ends, join NYSSBA Governmental Relations staff to hear what did, and did not happen in the final days. NYSSBA will host a webinar on Thursday June 23. Register today!
NYSSBA’s Governmental Relations team will continue to update you on these and other issues. For more information, visit our Key Issues Page, and be sure to follow NYSSBA on Facebook and Twitter.