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FOR RELEASE: September 23, 2019

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 527-6933 cell

@nyschoolboards

The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) has named longtime finance and operations manager Robert S. Schneider of Gansevoort, Saratoga County, as the association’s next executive director, effective January 1, 2020. He will succeed Timothy G. Kremer, who will retire at the end of this year after 21 years leading NYSSBA. 

Schneider brings great depth of experience to his new position, with more than 25 years in association management.

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FOR RELEASE: September 3, 2019

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 527-6933 cell

@nyschoolboards

Mary Jo O’Hagan, a school board member in the Baldwin Union Free School District (USFD), has been named the winner of the New York State School Boards Association’s (NYSSBA) top award for school board service. 

She will receive the 2019 Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service at the Association’s Annual Convention this October in Rochester, New York.

 

 

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FOR RELEASE: August 28, 2019

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 527-6933 cell

@nyschoolboards

Some 2.5 million students will head back to public schools across New York this fall amid an array of new protections approved by state lawmakers and local districts to help safeguard their health and safety.

At the state level, important new tools include the Red Flag Law, which aims to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people.

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FOR RELEASE: July 15, 2019

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell

@nyschoolboards

MaryEllen Elia took over as commissioner of education during a tumultuous time in New York’s public schools. She helped heal wounds resulting from the hurried implementation of the state’s annual teacher and principal performance review process (APPR) and Common Core learning standards.

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FOR RELEASE: June 21, 2019

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell

@nyschoolboards

State lawmakers took a number of significant steps during this legislative session to protect the health and safety of our students and to provide local school districts with new tools and flexibility to enhance educational programs.

At the same time, we also must note that some legislative actions taken this year are likely to impose new costs and unnecessary mandates on local school districts.

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FOR RELEASE: June 17, 2019

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 320-2221 cell

@nyschoolboards

Timothy G. Kremer, Executive Director, New York State School Boards Association
Charles S. Dedrick, Ed.D., Executive Director, New York State Council of School Superintendents

Before state lawmakers leave Albany, it is imperative that they restore an important protection for school districts that was omitted from a new law providing paid time off for employees to vote.

The law, which was passed as a part of the state budget this spring, extends the paid time off employers must provide for voting to three hours, an increase from the previous two-hour maximum.

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FOR RELEASE: May 22, 2019

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 320-2221 cell

@nyschoolboards

New York State voters approved 98.4% of school district budgets on Tuesday, May 21, according to an analysis by the New York State School Boards Association.

"Yesterday, communities across the state reaffirmed their support for public education by approving the vast majority of school district budgets," said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer.
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FOR RELEASE: May 3, 2019

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell

@nyschoolboards

School districts are struggling to find teachers for English language learners, according to a new report from the New York State School Boards Association. 

A NYSSBA survey found that 52% of school superintendents with non-native English speakers in their schools reported having difficulty over the past year recruiting and hiring teachers specifically trained to instruct those students.

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FOR RELEASE: April 22, 2019

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell

@nyschoolboards

The New York State School Boards Association announced today that, after a forty-year career as a public education advocate, Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer will retire at the end of the year.

The NYSSBA Board of Directors has retained the search firm Korn Ferry to conduct a national search for his successor.

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FOR RELEASE: April 11, 2019

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell

@nyschoolboards

The deadline to file petitions to run for a seat on a school board is April 22, less than two weeks away.

For those who are interested in school board service or just want to learn more about the function of school boards in their communities, the New York State School Boards Association is providing a free online resource entitled "The School Board Member Experience."

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