New York State School Boards Association
Advocacy Alert


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.


Advocacy Update: Executive State Budget Proposal

January 21, 2020

Governor Cuomo delivered his state budget address this afternoon, outlining proposals expected to be included in his 2020-21 executive state budget. While actual budget legislation has yet to be released, the Governor's speech and accompanying budget briefing book offers insight to what school districts can expect to be included.


Advocacy Update: Governor Delivers State of the State Address

January 9, 2020

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo delivered his 2020 State of the State address. NYSSBA was in attendance to hear the dozens of ideas and initiatives the Governor plans on advancing in the new year. The speech followed an extended roll-out of proposals from the Governor over the past few weeks.


Advocacy Update: Regents Release State Aid Proposal

December 13, 2019

On Monday, the Board of Regents released their 2020-21 School Aid proposal. The Regents recommended a school aid increase of $2.0 billion, or 7%, over current year funding levels.

  • $1.9 billion in Foundation Aid increases
  • $82 million in statutory reimbursement-based aid increases
  • $26 million for prekindergarten expansion and inclusion pilot
  • The proposal would also put the state on a committed path to fully phasing-in the Foundation Aid formula over a three year period


Advocacy Update: NYSSBA Supported Legislation Signed Into Law

November 12, 2019

The past couple weeks have seen multiple pieces of NYSSBA supported legislation signed into law by the Governor.

In late October, S.3972 (Harckham)/A.218 (Paulin) became Chapter 421 of the Laws of 2019.


Advocacy Update: 2019 Business Meeting Results

October 29, 2019

Delegates at the 2019 Annual Business Meeting engaged in significant debate on a number of issues. This year, the delegates were presented twenty- six resolutions and one bylaw amendment. Of those, 21 resolutions and one bylaw amendment nineteen were adopted; and one resolutions was tabled for consideration next year. In addition the delegates elected NYSSBA officers for 2020.


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