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Webinar: Federal Stimulus and Your District

May 20, 2021

On Tuesday, May 18 we jointly hosted a webinar with NYSCOSS, The Big 5, ASBONY and SED on the importance of thinking strategically about the use of the recently approved federal stimulus funds. 


Webinar: Federal Stimulus and Your District

Tuesday, May 18, 12pm-1pm (plus up to an additional 30 minutes for questions)

Join us for an interactive discussion with the New York State Education Department on the importance of thinking strategically about the use of the recently approved federal stimulus funds.


Advocacy Update: Governor Signs School Absentee Ballot Legislation

April 27, 2021

Yesterday evening, Governor Cuomo signed S.5545 (Mayer)/A.6475 (Bronson) into law as Chapter 60. The legislation, which takes effect immediately, officially includes COVID-19 under the definition of illness for the purposes of requesting and receiving an absentee ballot for school district and BOCES elections.


Advocacy Alert: Take Action to restore the SALT deduction

April 26,2021

Congress has the opportunity to consider the repeal of the federal cap that was placed on the tax deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) in 2017.

The limit imposed on the SALT deduction has jeopardized access to essential public services.


Advocacy Update: NYSSBA 2021 Enacted Budget Webinar

April 16, 2021

On Wednesday, April 14th, the NYSSBA Governmental Relations team conducted their Annual  State Budget Analysis webinar presentation, followed by a question and answer session.


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.

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