NYSSBA 2016 Legislative Priorities: Call To Action
December 8, 2015
With the start of the 2016 session just weeks away, the NYSSBA Governmental Relations team is already hard at work advancing the association's agenda.
This year's priorities include:
A request for a $2.3 billion increase in education aid for the 2016-17 school year including:
- $1.5 billion in Foundation Aid
- $434 million to eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment
- Full funding of Expense Based Aids
Proposals to increase local control and decision making including:
- Flexibility around staffing decisions
- Establishment of Regional High Schools
- Changes to the Annual Professional Performance Review
The 2016 Legislative Priorities can be viewed below.
Legislative Priorities Webinar- Thursday, December 10th at Noon
Join the NYSSBA Governmental Relations team for a discussion on politics, budget and the 2016 legislative priorities on December 10th at noon.
The Governmental Relations team will provide an overview on changes in Albany, what to expect over the next six months as the legislature reconvenes, and details on the legislative priorities. Get all you questions answered before the session begins.
To register for the 2016 Legislative Priorities Webinar click below.
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.
Senate Action Expected on ESEA Reauthorization
Please contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to vote "Yes" for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA). The Senate is expected to vote on ESSA today (Tuesday December 8th). ESSA is the bipartisan, bicameral bill to modernize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and it was passed by the House on December 2nd. The legislation includes specific support for local school board governance and flexibility.
Click below to Take Action.
Click below to view NSBA's letter to Senate Leaders.
2016 National Advocacy Institute Registration is Open
Registration is open for the National School Boards Association’s National Advocacy Institute. This federal conference and lobby day will take place on January 24-26, 2016 in Washington DC.
Unlike past years, registration to this event is completely open to all board members and community partners.
Registration information can be found below.
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