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NYSSBA launches website for would-be BOE members

On Board Online • February 4, 2019

By Katie Bradley
Marketing Manager

More than 30 school districts in New York State had trouble finding enough candidates to fill open school board seats in 2018, according to a NYSSBA survey of district clerks. Other districts may get inundated with requests for information about what is required to get on the ballot.

To address both problems, NYSSBA has created a website called The School Board Member Experience. It answers common questions about school board elections and provides resources to help those who are elected. The web address is www.nyssba.org/experience .


Mark Snyder joins NYSSBA training team

On Board Online • February 4, 2019

By Jeffrey S. Handelman
Deputy Director of Administration

To help meet demand from school districts for training programs and retreat facilitation, NYSSBA has hired a teacher with experience as a school board member.

Mark Snyder joined the Leadership Development department on Jan. 7 as a leadership development manager.


Zero grade for cheating upheld by commissioner

On Board Online • February 4, 2019

By Kimberly A. Fanniff
Senior Staff Counsel

In a pair of recent decisions, the commissioner of education upheld the actions a school district took in response to an incident of cheating. In Appeal of L.M. (Dec. No. 17,561) and Appeal of S.B. (Dec. No. 17, 563), the commissioner held that awarding a grade of zero is permissible when, after an investigation and opportunity to be heard, a student is found to have compromised even one portion of an exam.

Decisions regarding student grading are the responsibility of each classroom teacher, according to the commissioner.


School Boards Association launches new website, "The School Board Member Experience"

FOR RELEASE: January 31, 2019

 

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

@nyschoolboards

Website serves as a resource for general public to learn about school boards;
offers inside view of school board service


Petition deadline for school board elections is April 22

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


Statement from NYSSBA on high school graduation rates in 2018

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.


Advocacy Update: Legislature Passes APPR Bill

January 25, 2019

Legislation to amend the current APPR law to eliminate the mandate to use state exams as the measure of student performance has passed both the Assembly and the Senate. If enacted, districts would instead be required to collectively bargain what assessment is used as the student performance measure in APPR. During the floor debate, NYSSBA's concerns and proposed amendments were referenced by legislators.


Advocacy Alert: Legislature to Act on APPR Bill

January 22, 2019

Legislation to amend the current APPR law to eliminate the mandate to use state exams as the measure of student performance in APPR has moved through both the Senate and Assembly Education committee.  If enacted, districts would instead be required to collectively bargain what assessment is used.


Statement from NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on the governor's budget proposal

FOR RELEASE: January 15, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

Governor Cuomo’s budget continues his crusade to erode local-level school decision making by proposing a state formula to determine funding for individual school buildings and making the tax cap permanent.

We appreciate the governor’s desire to direct funds to the neediest schools, but we disagree with the notion that a state formula devised in Albany can distribute funds to thousands of individual school buildings more fairly and effectively than the locally elected board of education in those communities.


Advocacy Alert: State of the State and Budget Release

January 15, 2019

Earlier today, Governor Cuomo presented his combined State of the State and Budget address. While there was relatively little mention of education in the address itself, the comments the Governor did make were concerning. The Governor announced that he would propose a $956 million (3.6%) increase in education funding. However, the actual formula based aid increase proposal is only $748 million (approximately 2.8%), $338 million of which is Foundation Aid.  The Governor also proposed the adoption of a state mandated building level aid distribution mechanism.


School boards release five key principles for APPR reform

FOR RELEASE: January 10, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

As state lawmakers prepare to tackle reforms to the state’s Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) system for teachers and principals, the New York State School Boards Association today released five key principles that lawmakers should incorporate into APPR reforms.

"By all accounts, the state Legislature will fast-track legislation to change the state’s system for evaluating teachers and principals," said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer. "NYSSBA urges lawmakers to consider these principles before taking any action on this issue."

 


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