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Advocacy Alert


Advocacy Update: 2021-22 Enacted State Budget Analysis

April 9, 2021

Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, the state Assembly passed its final budget bills, officially completing the legislature's work on the 2021-22 state budget. The final budget includes record levels of state aid and other notable success.


Advocacy Alert: State Aid Runs

April 6, 2021

Following the printing of the Aid to Localities appropriations budget bill this evening, the state posted the 2021-22 School Aid Runs, detailing district specific aid allocations. As you will see, stimulus allocations from both the December 2020 CRRSA Act and the March 2021 ARP Act are listed as separate below-the-line allocations, representative of their one-time nature.


Advocacy Update: Education Budget Bill Printed

April 6, 2021

The main education state budget bill was printed this morning. While the bill, commonly referred to as ELFA, has not yet been passed by the legislature, and some education-relevant bills remain to be printed, we wanted to update you on what has been included so far at this point.


Advocacy Update: State Budget Update

April 1, 2021

Midnight passed last night with no state budget deal in place. Negotiations continue and much work still remains to be done. As of this email, just three of ten budget bills have been printed and just one of those three bills has been passed by both the Senate and Assembly.


Advocacy Update: Updated Budget - Call to Action

March 18, 2021

Now that the Senate and Assembly have both introduced their counter proposals to the Executive budget proposal, final negotiations for the 2021-22 budget have begun.


Advocacy Update: Senate and Assembly State Budget Proposals

March 15, 2021

Late Saturday night and into early Sunday morning, both the Senate and Assembly introduced their own state budget priorities and formal reactions to the Governor's executive proposal, commonly referred to as "one-house" budgets.


Advocacy Alert: US House Passes Stimulus, President Biden to Sign

March 10, 2021

The House of Representatives officially passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act stimulus package earlier today, following the Senate's passage of the bill late last week. President Biden has indicated that he plans to sign the legislation at the White House on Friday.


Advocacy Update: Petition Bill passed by both houses

March 5, 2021

This month NYSSBA championed a bill related to the number of signatures needed for school board election petitions. The bill passed both houses and through conversations with executive staff we are optimistic that the Governor's office is likely to sign it into law when delivered.


Advocacy Update: Take Action - Federal Funding and State Budget

February 23, 2021

In order to continue to provide quality instruction to students during this pandemic and beyond, school districts must receive sufficient aid from both the state and federal government, distributed in an equitable and timely manner.


Advocacy Update: Capital Conference 2021 Recap

February 5, 2021

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who were able to join us for our first ever virtual Capital Conference on Wednesday. For those that were unable to join, the entire conference was recorded and is now available for your viewing.

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