Advocacy Alert: Federal Issues Briefing

August 1, 2016

Last week, the NYSSBA Governmental Relations team, in partnership with the NSBA conducted a webinar on key issues under consideration by Congress as they break for district work period. Highlights of the discussion include:

If you were unable to view the event live, you can watch the webinar at the link below:

Meet with your Congressional Representative

August district work period has commenced and the NYSSBA Governmental Relations team will be traveling around the state with our Board of Directors this month to meet with members of Congress and their staff in order to ensure that our message is heard.

Members of Congress are back in their districts until September 6th. This time is a great opportunity for your boards to meet locally with your representatives to share your positions on the issues of the day, including implementation of ESSA and federal funding.

Find your Congressional representatives by visiting the NYSSBA Action Center at the link below.

In your meetings, share NYSSBA’s Federal Priorities

To prepare for meetings, please refer to the following background materials:


NYSSBA Submits Comments on ESSA Accountability Regulations

On Friday NYSSBA submitted formal comments on the first round of ESSA regulations, dealing with accountability. NSBA submitted comments on the same day.  Both sets of comments can be read below.

As the rulemaking process continues NYSSBA will continue to  provide feedback. Continue to check back for additional updates.


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.

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