New York State School Boards Association

On Board Online November 4 2019


Delegates support regulation of vaping

On Board Online • November 4, 2019

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

Delegates at NYSSBA's 2019 Annual Business Meeting approved a resolution directing the New York State School Boards Association to support legislative action to regulate the consumption, manufacturing, distribution and advertisement of vaping products.

Delegates also approved a resolution to support legislation that would increase the penalties against any business that sells vaping products to any person who is underage.


Association leaders elected

On Board Online • November 4, 2019

At NYSSBA's Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with the 100th Annual Convention & Education Expo in Rochester, Fred Langstaff of Suffolk County was elected president with a one-year term beginning Jan. 1.

Langstaff has been a member of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Board since 1998 and the board's clerk since 2003. Previously, he served nine years on the Sayville School Board.


Rosa, Brown discuss SED leadership loss

On Board Online • November 4, 2019

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

Local school district leaders attending a session billed as "A Conversation with the Chancellor" at NYSSBA's 100th Annual Convention & Education Expo in Rochester expressed concern about a recent exodus of high-level staff from the State Education Department.

"It's always sad and unfortunate when you lose quality people," Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown said as he answered a question about how the Regents will respond to the recent spate of losses.


Boards urged to promote inclusivity

On Board Online • November 4, 2019

By Eric D. Randall
Editor-in-Chief

Prejudice is interfering with both socialization and academic achievement of school children, a psychology professor from the University of Rochester told attendees at NYSSBA's 100th Annual Convention & Education Expo.

Adolescents and younger children are both the victims and perpetrators of interpersonal forms of discrimination, said Lauren Elenbaas, who has spent the last 10 years studying the phenomenon.

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