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ERS rate to fall

On Board Online • September 27, 2021

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

The rate school districts will have to pay to the state Employees' Retirement System will fall sharply in 2022-23 compared with the 2021-22 rate, the state comptroller's office announced.

Addressing teachers' anxiety seen as priority

On Board Online • September 27, 2021

By Merri Rosenberg
Special Correspondent

After a year of making adjustments to remote and hybrid teaching, teachers are facing a whole new set of challenges this fall.

Population fell in 57% of school districts since 2010, according to U.S. Census data

On Board Online • September 27, 2021

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

Nearly six in 10 school districts across New York saw their total residential populations decrease between 2010 and 2020, according to a NYSSBA analysis of the recently released 2020 U.S. Census data.

Edward McCormick of Arlington Central and Dutchess BOCES Boards of Education wins NYSSBA’s highest award

FOR RELEASE: September 17, 2021

Edward L. McCormick, the longtime president of the Dutchess BOCES board and member of the board of Arlington Central School district, will be recognized with the New York State School Boards Association’s highest honor for school board service.

83 districts accept offer of free cameras to stream footage of sports contests

On Board Online • September 6, 2021

By Raymond Drumsta
Special Correspondent

Free cameras installed in the Belfast Central School District in Allegany County to capture sports action have impressed Wendy Butler, superintendent and athletic director.

School remembrance ceremonies to honor 20th anniversary of 9/11

On Board Online • September 6, 2021

By Sal Prividera
Special Correspondent

On Sept. 11, 2021, Americans will mark the 20th anniversary of the horrific attacks on our country in New York City, Washington and on Flight 93. Throughout New York State, school districts will commemorate the day through solemn community event

Appellate court dismisses suit against district in alleged sexual assault involving two students

On Board Online • September 6, 2021

By Shubh N. McTague
Staff Counsel

The Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, recently dismissed a case against a school district for negligent supervision after a male student sexually assaulted a female student while they were alone in a classroom.

Learning loss, mental health will be primary concerns in upcoming school year

FOR RELEASE: August 31, 2021

As the 2021-22 school year begins, New York schools will need to address learning loss and assess student well-being after more than a year of remote learning, according to a new report from the New York State School Boards Association. 

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