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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.

Hochul envisions zero-emission buses

On Board Online • January 31, 2022

By Matt DeLaus
Governmental Relations Intern

When Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed her 2022-23 executive budget in mid-January, she included a plan to require that all newly purchased school buses be zero-emission by 2027, and all school buses on the road be zero-emission by 2035.

Shortages of copy paper impact districts, BOCES

On Board Online • January 31, 2022

By Pauline Liu
Special Correspondent

In the print shop of Champlain Valley Educational Services (CVES), press operator Kim Wimett recently ran out of standard copy paper during a press run. She grabbed some 11" x 17" paper and cut it in half to finish the job.

Virtual open meetings extender signed into law

On Board Online • January 31, 2022

By John Daley
Governmental Relations Representative

Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a law - now Chapter 1 of 2022 - that extends the ability of school boards and other public bodies to meet virtually as long as the current COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration remains in effect.

Property tax levy growth to be capped at 2%

On Board Online • January 31, 2022

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

The New York State Comptroller has announced that the allowable levy growth factor - a key component of the property tax cap - will be capped at 2.0% for 2022-23 school budgets.

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