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Advocacy Alert

Advocacy Alert: Federal Call to Action

April 21, 2020

NYSSBA's Governmental Relations team has been hard at work reaching out to State and Federal Representatives asking them for additional funding for K-12 Public Education.  We are asking you to join us in this effort.  We have created a Call to Action letter designed to be sent to your local Federal Representatives.  As they continue to negotiate an additional stimulus package, we must remind them to not leave out Education.  The link below will take you directly to the letter:

Advocacy Update: 2020 NYSSBA Resolution Kit

April 17, 2020

Dear NYSSBA Member:

Below you will find a link to NYSSBA's 2020 Resolution Kit. This kit includes key dates and other important information about NYSSBA's resolutions process.  

Advocacy Alert: IDEA Funding and Flexibility

April 14, 2020

Yesterday, NYSSBA sent a letter to New York's Congressional delegation calling for increased funding and flexibility with regard to federal IDEA requirements. NYSSBA believes such action is critically important as districts navigate through these unprecedented times. You can view a copy of that letter below.

Advocacy Alert: NYSSBA 2020 Budget Webinar

April 7, 2020

This afternoon, the NYSSBA Governmental Relations team conducted a webinar to present their analysis of the 2020 State Budget and to answer questions.

If you were unable to view the webinar live, you may view it at any time at the link below.

Advocacy Update: 2020-21 State Budget Picture Becoming Clear

April 1, 2020

As state budget negotiations continue past the April 1 deadline, some portions of the school funding package and other education components are starting to become clear. NYSSBA Governmental Relations staff has been reviewing budget bills that have been released and are waiting for final bills to be printed.

Advocacy Update: Legislature Appoints Regents to New Terms

March 9, 2020

On Thursday, the state legislature, in a joint vote, reappointed Regents Kathleen Cashin, Beverly Ouderkirk, Catherine Collins, Roger Tilles and Lester Young to new 5-year terms, beginning in April.

The legislature also selected Frances Wills to succeed the late Judith Johnson on the Board of Regents.

Advocacy Alert: 2020 State Budget Call to Action

February 19, 2020

Over the next few weeks, both the Senate and Assembly will be continuing work on their respective state budget proposals. Many of you connected with your legislators at the 2020 Capital Conference, but it is important to continue your advocacy by reminding them how you and your district feel about the executive budget proposal. For those that missed our Capital Conference, you can find the attendee information here:

Advocacy Update: NYSSBA Webinar and Budget Analysis

January 28, 2020

Earlier today the NYSSBA Governmental Relations team conducted a webinar to provide an overview of the 2020 Executive Budget and answer your questions.  

If you were unable to attend live and wish to view the webinar, you may do so at any time at the link below.

Advocacy Update: 2020-21 Executive Budget Analysis

January 27, 2020

NYSSBA has completed our analysis of the 2020-21 executive budget proposal, including summaries and reactions to a variety of proposals put forth by the Governor. The analysis can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Advocacy Update: State Aid Runs

January 21, 2020

The district-by-district school aid runs in support of the 2020-21 executive budget proposal have been published and can be viewed below.

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