New York State School Boards Association

Advocacy Alert - Federal Issues Update

August 8, 2015

Federal Issues Update

This week, the NYSSBA Governmental Relations team, in partnership with the NSBA Director of Federal Legislation Deborah Rigsby, conducted a webinar briefing on key issues under consideration by the 114th Congress. Highlights of the discussion include:

  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization
  • Federal Funding
  • Local Governance and Authority
  • School Nutrition and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

If you were unable to view the event live, you can watch the webinar or review the power point at the links below:

Meet with your Congressional representative

August District Work Period has commenced and the NYSSBA Governmental Relations team will be traveling around the state with our Board of Directors this month to meet with members of Congress and their staff in order to ensure that our message is heard.

Members of Congress are back in their districts until September 7th and this time is a great opportunity for your boards to meet locally with your representatives to share your positions on the issues of the day, including reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and federal funding.

We encourage school board members to meet with your representatives during the District Work Period.

Find your representatives by visiting the NYSSBA Action Center at the link below.

In your meetings, share NYSSBA’s Federal Issue Briefs

To prepare for meetings, please refer to the following background materials, as well as our webinar briefing, above.

The NYSSBA Governmental Relations team is here to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions by calling 518-783-0200.

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