New York State School Boards Association

On Board Online July 20 2020


BLM expected to influence schools' training agendas

On Board Online • July 20, 2020

By George Basler
Special Correspondent

The Black Lives Matter movement will affect the training agenda of public schools during the 2020-21 school year and beyond, judging from the commitments made by school leaders in public statements.


Convention to be virtual, half-price

On Board Online • July 20, 2020

By Eric D. Randall
Editor-in-Chief

NYSSBA has canceled plans to hold its Annual Convention & Education Expo in New York City this fall. Instead, the entire convention experience is being converted to a two-week-long virtual event in October.


Reflections on the budget votes

On Board Online • July 20, 2020

Robert S. Schneider
NYSSBA Executive Director

New York's recent school budget votes and board elections were a mixed bag of good and bad.

First, the good. On the plus side, voters strongly supported their local school district budgets. A robust 98.4% of the 675 school budgets that were up for a public vote were approved by community residents. This exceeded the average 97.8% voter approval rate over the previous eight years during which the property tax cap has been in effect.


Districts face July 31 deadline for reopen plans

On Board Online • July 20, 2020

By Eric D. Randall
Editor-In-Chief


How will school districts pay for all the masks, social distancing barriers and other state requirements designed to allow schools to reopen safely this fall?

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