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FOR RELEASE: April 9, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

The New York State School Boards Association today applauded the Senate Education Committee for advancing legislation that would provide relief to school districts facing severe state aid take backs due to clerical errors and missed filing deadlines related to building and transportation aid. 

"The loss of millions of dollars in aid resulting from inadvertently filing paperwork late only deprives students of educational opportunities and places a greater burden on local taxpayers," said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer.

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FOR RELEASE: March 31, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

The new state budget agreement includes a number of victories for school districts and students in New York’s public schools.

First, while the $618 million increase in foundation aid is below our request, it is nearly double the amount proposed by the governor and represents a strong investment in our public schools.

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FOR RELEASE: March 29, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

With the April 1 state budget deadline drawing near and as negotiations draw to a close, the New York State School Boards Association today stressed the importance of three budget items that local school board members believe are critically important for students in New York’s public schools.

"While lawmakers complete work on the state budget in Albany, school districts around the state are developing their own budgets. We cannot overstate the importance of sufficient and predictable state aid – and foundation aid in particular – to schools and taxpayers," said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer.

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FOR RELEASE: March 18, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

The question of whether New York should legalize recreational marijuana needs careful examination and discussion on its merits.

Our state leaders should have time to weigh the social, legal and public health implications of such a significant shift in law and policy, which inevitably will stretch into our schools.

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FOR RELEASE: March 13, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

Students today are engaging less in traditional methods of civic participation – such as meeting with lawmakers – and turning instead to social media and storytelling as their preferred way of influencing public policy, according to a new research report from the New York State School Boards Association.

 

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FOR RELEASE: February 7, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

More than eight in 10 school transportation directors in New York consider driver shortage either their "number one" problem/concern (60 percent) or a "major" problem/concern (23 percent), according to a report by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA), New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) and National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT).

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FOR RELEASE: February 5, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

NYS Education Commissioner Elia, Assistant Counsel to Governor Cuomo 
Terry Pratt and Senate Education Chair Shelley Mayer 
headline school boards advocacy event   

NYSSBA’S Capital Conference also features NYS Teacher of the Year

MEDIA ADVISORY and PHOTO OPPORTUNITY 

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FOR RELEASE: February 1, 2019

 

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

@nyschoolboards

More than seven in 10 school board members in New York State do not support arming school staff, according to the results of a new poll by the New York State School Boards Association.

Arming school staff was one of the recommendations made by a federal panel created by President Trump to study safety in U.S. schools. The Federal Commission on School Safety was formed in response to the February 2018 school shootings in Parkland, Fla.

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FOR RELEASE: January 31, 2019

 

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

@nyschoolboards

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Petition deadline for school board elections is April 22

A new website provides comprehensive resources for individuals interested in learning about school board service.

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FOR RELEASE: January 30, 2019

 

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

@nyschoolboards

It’s good to hear that New York’s four-year graduation rates continue to move in the right direction and that gaps between minority students and their white peers continue to narrow. As the commissioner noted, the pace of progress, once again, is not as rapid or substantial as we all would like, but the steady improvement is encouraging.

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