Advocacy Update: 2019 State Budget Details Emerge
April 1, 2019
2019 State Budget Details Emerge
Last night and into the early morning, the Houses acted upon a number of bills making up the bulk of the 2019 State Budget. Many of the proposals were not available fore review until late Sunday afternoon. Full analysis is underway, but some key components of interest to school districts include:
Full analysis of the bills is underway. NYSSBA will share further information as it is available.
Final state aid runs, as well as NYSSBA's statement on the 2019 budget agreement can be viewed below.
NYSSBA Budget Webinar
Join NYSSBA's Governmental Relations team on Thursday April 4th at 12:00pm to hear what is in (and out of) the 2019 State Budget and have your questions answered. Registration can be accessed below:
Advocacy Day - Schools' Choice as Polling Places
NYSSBA members have continued to raise concerns about the use of school district buildings as polling places and wish to have the right to decline that designation. Legislation has been introduced that would allow districts to decline use of their buildings for voting in state, federal and local elections. This bill (A.4743, Galef) would also allow districts to move school district elections to a building other than a school building.
NYSSBA is planning an advocacy day on Tuesday, April 30th to promote this important legislation. If your district would be interested in participating in this event, please contact Belinda Heckler at 518-783-3742 or Belinda.firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYSSBA's Governmental Relations team will continue to report on these and other issues. For more information, visit our Key Issues Page.