Appellate court rules busing to nonpublic schools is not required when public schools are closed

On Board Online • June 27, 2022

By Shubh N. McTague
Staff Counsel

In a significant decision with statewide implications, the Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court, Third Department, recently ruled that public school districts outside of New York City are not required to transport nonpublic school students to and from school on days when public schools are closed.

Statement from NYSSBA Executive Director Robert S. Schneider on the end of the 2022 legislative session

FOR RELEASE: June 4, 2022

As state lawmakers bring their 2022 Legislative session to a close, NYSSBA takes note of this year’s significant steps in support of public education and welcomes a constructive approach to addressing issues affecting our students. 

What's new at this year's graduation? For many, the Seal of Civic Readiness

On Board Online • June 6, 2022

By Pauline Liu
Special Correspondent

When an estimated 190,000 New Yorkers graduate high school later this month, 4% of them (about 8,000) will be the first to receive a "Seal of Civic Readiness."

99% of school budgets win voter approval

On Board Online • June 6, 2022

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

Voter turnout for 2022-23 school budgets increased sharply from a year ago, most likely owing to increased interest in school board elections across the state.

Board member removed for repeated misconduct

On Board Online • June 6, 2022

By Shubh N. McTague
Staff Counsel

A board of education has the power to remove a school board member for "official misconduct."

Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Robert S. Schneider on tragic school shooting in Texas

FOR RELEASE: May 24, 2022

Today, we mourn the lost lives of 18 children and one teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas – all victims of yet another unthinkable school shooting.

Voters approve 99% of school budgets, including nearly 90% of overrides

FOR RELEASE: May 18, 2022

New York voters approved 99% of proposed school district budgets on Tuesday, May 17, according to preliminary results compiled by the New York State School Boards Association.

Newest front in the culture wars: SEL

On Board Online • May 16, 2022

By Chris Carola
Special Correspondent

Since 2018, the State Education Department has had K-12 benchmarks in social-emotional learning (SEL) including developing "self-awareness and self-management skills."

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