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FOR RELEASE: August 8, 2022

School board members from around New York will gather at the Crowne Plaza Albany – Desmond Hotel on Aug. 12 and 13 for a series of education sessions designed to introduce new members to the fundamentals of board service and enable veteran members to enhance their governance knowledge and skills.

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FOR RELEASE: July 12, 2022

As newly elected school board members take their oath of office this month, the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) is providing an analysis of the results of the board elections, which were held this year on May 17.

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FOR RELEASE: June 4, 2022

As state lawmakers bring their 2022 Legislative session to a close, NYSSBA takes note of this year’s significant steps in support of public education and welcomes a constructive approach to addressing issues affecting our students. 

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FOR RELEASE: May 24, 2022

Today, we mourn the lost lives of 18 children and one teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas – all victims of yet another unthinkable school shooting.

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FOR RELEASE: May 18, 2022

New York voters approved 99% of proposed school district budgets on Tuesday, May 17, according to preliminary results compiled by the New York State School Boards Association.

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FOR RELEASE: April 9, 2022

With their approval of the 2022-23 state budget, Governor Hochul and the Legislature have given New Yorkers a welcome taste of the predictability and stability that a functioning foundation aid formula can provide for school districts.

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FOR RELEASE: March 31, 2022

"Public schools form the bedrock of our communities and country," said NYSSBA President Peggy Zugibe. "Likewise, we see school board service and education as the foundations for democracy—they really are the root of everything.

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FOR RELEASE: February 9, 2022

Thank you for organizing this meeting and allowing us the opportunity to offer our thoughts and perspectives on behalf of the nearly 700 school boards we serve.

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FOR RELEASE: January 18, 2022

NYSSBA is pleased to hear the first details of Gov. Hochul’s executive budget plan for 2022-23.

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FOR RELEASE: January 12, 2022

The New York State Educational Conference Board, a consortium of seven statewide educational organizations, is calling on lawmakers to launch a statewide universal school meals program.

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