The New York State School Boards Association Encourages Community Support of Local School Boards

FOR RELEASE: March 31, 2022

"Public schools form the bedrock of our communities and country," said NYSSBA President Peggy Zugibe. "Likewise, we see school board service and education as the foundations for democracy—they really are the root of everything.

Headline : NYS Health Dept. lifts mask mandate

On Board Online • March 14, 2022

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

Lifting of the statewide requirement for universal masking in schools went into effect on March 2 for all districts across the state.

Why are people making FOIL requests about school districts' surety bonds?

On Board Online • March 14, 2022

By Robert Lulley, Jr.
Executive Director, New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal

Some school districts and school boards in New York State have received unusual Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests this year.

With Regents exams cancelled in last two years, HS graduation rates increased for most subgroups

On Board Online • March 14, 2022

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

The four-year graduation rate for New York students in 2021 continued a decade-long trend of gradual improvement, Education Commissioner Betty Rosa recently reported.

Redistricting will influence next 10 years

On Board Online • February 21, 2022

By John Daley
Governmental Relations Representative

The state Legislature has created a new set of maps that will govern the boundaries of New York State's Congressional, State Senate and State Assembly districts for the next decade.

TRS: 2022 school budgets should use 10.29% pension contribution rate

On Board Online • February 21, 2022

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

The state Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) has published a bulletin estimating that its 2022-23 employer contribution rate will be 10.29%.

Protective hairstyles as a school policy issue

On Board Online • February 21, 2022

By Jessica Goldstein
Deputy Director of Policy Services

In July 2019, the Legislature amended both New York's Human Rights Law and the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) to create what is called the CROWN Act. CROWN stands for "Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair."

Remarks by NYSSBA President Peggy Zugibe at Feb. 8 virtual meeting with Gov. Hochul to discuss pandemic next steps_copy

FOR RELEASE: February 9, 2022

Thank you for organizing this meeting and allowing us the opportunity to offer our thoughts and perspectives on behalf of the nearly 700 school boards we serve.

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