New York State School Boards Association

Can schools improve staff diversity without sacrificing fairness and quality?

On Board Online • February 24, 2020

By Julie Davis Lutz
Chief Operating Officer Eastern Suffolk BOCES

The lack of diversity among teachers and other school personnel has been getting more attention in New York State. A draft report presented to the state Board of Regents in November found that 200 of the state's 700 school districts do not employ a single teacher of color. Nationally and statewide, about eight in 10 teachers are white (and predominantly female).

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School Boards Association highlights "The School Board Member Experience" website

FOR RELEASE: February 28, 2020

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


The New York State School Boards Association has updated its popular School Board Member Experience website for 2020 with an expanded collection of resources for New Yorkers seeking to learn more about school board service.

The user-friendly site offers a virtual journey from the decision to run for school board through the first year of service.

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