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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.


Amid concerns about behavior of fans, game officials could be in short supply

On Board Online • August 16, 2021

By Chris Carola
Special Correspondent

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has launched a campaign to stave off a potential shortage of officials available for all levels of competition.


TRS contribution rate edges up to 9.8%

On Board Online • August 16, 2021

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

School districts will see an increase in their contribution rates to the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) for the 2021-22 school


Students with long COVID may be entitled to special services or accommodations

On Board Online • August 16, 2021

By Shubh N. McTague
Staff Counsel

Children are increasingly being diagnosed with COVID-19. A growing number of those children are also experiencing lingering COVID-19 symptoms long after their diagnosis, a condition now termed "long COVID."


Delta variant casts shadow over fall semester

On Board Online • July 26, 2021

By Pauline Liu
Special Correspondent

As the highly infectious Delta variant surges across much of the nation, the young and the unvaccinated are bearing the brunt of its onslaught. The COVID-19 strain, first identified in India, has become one of the most dominant strains in New York City, representing 41% of tested cases.


Acclaimed tuba player to deliver keynote address at Convention

On Board Online • July 26, 2021

By Eric D. Randall
Editor-in-Chief

The first African American to receive a doctoral degree in tuba performance will deliver the opening remarks at NYSSBA's 2021 Annual Convention and Education Expo in New York City, Oct. 22-24.


Summer Congressional meetings being planned

On Board Online • July 26, 2021

By Danielle Grasso
Grassroots Advocacy Manager

NYSSBA's Governmental Relations Team is putting together our annual summer Congressional meetings. All NYSSBA member districts are welcome to participate by appointing an advocacy liaison to join via videolink.


Study: Students weak on evaluating credibility of online material

On Board Online • July 26, 2021

By Gayle Simidian, Ed.D.
Research Analyst

Are you inclined to trust the credibility of a website with a URL extension ending in .org? If you answered "yes," you are thinking like a high school student.

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