New York State School Boards Association

On Board Online February 8 2021


NYSSBA board creates DEI committee

On Board Online • February 8, 2021

By Eric D. Randall
Editor-in-Chief

In December, NYSSBA's Board of Directors created a Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to "support efforts to facilitate the elimination of the current barriers which exist in New York State that preclude all students from being provided with equitable educational opportunities and outcomes."


School funding proposal rises $2.1B, depends heavily on new federal funds

On Board Online • February 8, 2021

By Brian Fessler
Director of Governmental Relations

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo released his 2021-22 executive budget proposal on Jan. 19, longtime watchers of the state budget process found plenty of surprises. The threat of a 20% midyear cut to school aid? Gone. A "pandemic adjustment" to match the $1.1 billion one in the 2020-21 budget? Not there.


38 counties prepare to offer 'higher risk' sports this spring

On Board Online • February 8, 2021

By George Basler
Special Correspondent

In late January Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Health Department gave the green light for "higher risk" sports to resume competition on F


Cuomo addresses issue of digital divide

On Board Online • February 8, 2021

By Caroline Bobick
Governmental Relations Representative

In his 2021-22 executive budget proposal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation to make broadband services affordable for all New Yorkers.

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