New York State School Boards Association

Next on the Agenda

NYSSBA’s newest member benefit, Next on the Agenda, is a monthly 2-minute video designed to introduce you to an important educational development that is deserving of your attention and likely to impact your school district soon. The suggested agenda topics are timely and relevant and include links to resources that will help inform your discussions at school board meetings.
December 3, 2018
Previous Episodes
November 1, 2018
Civic Readiness, Student Success and Democracy
Preparing students to be active participants in our democracy has a positive impact on school climate and student achievement. What’s your civic readiness score?
October 1, 2018
New Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws
Sexual harassment is against the law. Is your district in compliance with the new sexual harassment prevention laws? All New York State Employers, public and private, must adopt an updated minimum-standard sexual harassment prevention policy by October 9, 2018.
September 3, 2018
Shining a Light on Building-Level Equity
Is your school district fiscally equitable in the distribution of funds? The first of two new annual reporting requirements, the School Funding Transparency Report, delves into building level, per pupil budget allocations. All school board members should become familiar with the report guidance and the relationship between budget development, resource equity, and student outcomes.
August 5, 2018
Student achievement and school safety depend on on a positive school climate
Promoting healthy and positive school climates becomes a statewide initiative during the 2018-2019 school year. We’ve all heard about “school climate” and most of us can talk about it in general terms. We agree that a healthy school climate is a good thing. But, what exactly does school climate mean and, more importantly, what can boards and districts do to measure, manage and improve school climate?
July 2, 2018
Is your school board ready to R.O.C.K.?
You may be surprised that high performing school boards have a lot in common with successful rock and roll bands. Both require a commitment to teamwork, outstanding stakeholder communications, and strong interpersonal relationships. Find out if your board R.O.C.K.s.
June 8, 2018
New K-12 Mental Health Curriculum
School districts across the state are preparing for the July 2018 implementation of the new mental health education curriculum. School boards have an important role in the process.
May 1, 2018
Welcoming New Members to Your School Board
School Board election season is the backdrop for May’s Next on the Agenda, Understanding the Basics. Executive Director Tim Kremer reminds boards not to forget the basics as they are welcoming new board members and preparing for the annual organizational meeting and summer trainings.
April 3, 2018
School Safety Policies, Procedures and Plans: The Perfect Community Engagement Opportunity
Tim Kremer encourages board members to participate in open-minded discussions about emerging safety issues while they are conducting the annual review and update of the District-wide School Safety Plan and the Building-level Emergency Response Plans.
March 9, 2018
Smartphone Policy: An updated perspective
Take a look at the proliferation of smartphones in the K-12 classroom, both as a learning and communication tool, along with the associated risks and opportunities.
March 6, 2018
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