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Advocacy Update: School Aid Runs

January 20, 2021

The 2021-22 school aid runs, in support of the executive budget proposal, were released overnight and are linked to below. At a high level, the runs help show:

Advocacy Update: 2021-2022 Executive Budget Proposal

January 19, 2021

Governor Cuomo offered his annual state budget address today, painting two different pictures for a potential 2021-22 state budget. The first, a more pessimistic approach, assumes $6 billion in forthcoming funding for the state in a new federal stimulus package.

Advocacy Update: State of the State 2021

January 15, 2021

Governor Cuomo has wrapped up an almost week-long State of the State presentation focused on defeating COVID-19, affordable broadband for low-income New Yorkers, revival of the arts, investment in the Green economy and a public sector redevelopment plan.

Advocacy Update: Congress Passes Stimulus Package

December 22, 2020

Late Monday evening, December 21, Congress passed a new $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, along with the 2020-21 budget and appropriations. NYSSBA is pleased that agreement has been reached on a new federal stimulus package; however we are aware that $900 billion is insufficient to prevent major cuts to states and localities, including school districts.

Advocacy Update: Legislative Preview Webinar Recording Now Available

December 11, 2020

Thank you to those who attended the Governmental Relations team's 2021 Legislative Preview Webinar. If you were unable to attend, or would like to reference points that were brought up during yesterday's discussion, the recording of the webinar is now available for you to view.

Advocacy Update: NYSSBA's 2021 Legislative Session Preview Free Webinar

December 2, 2020

NYSSBA will make sure your voices are heard in the Capitol when the calendar turns to 2021.  Please join our Governmental Relations team as we provide you with information about the 2021 session including an analysis of how the recent state and federal elections may impact public education, as well as a review of NYSSBA's legislative priorities.

Advocacy Alert: Transportation Aid Call to Action

November 18, 2020

On November 6th, the State Education Department released a memorandum confirming that transportation expenses incurred by districts during the period of time schools were required by the Governor to go remote and develop plans to distribute meals for students - mid March through the end of the school year in June - would not be eligible for transportation aid.

Advocacy Update: 2020 Annual Business Meeting Action

November 2, 2020

This past Saturday, delegates participating in the 2020 Annual Business Meeting engaged in constructive debate on a number of issues. More than 225 delegates heard 27 resolutions - 19 recommended by the Resolutions Committee and 8 not-recommended. Of those, 19 resolutions were adopted.

Advocacy Update: Voting Delegates' Guide Now Available

October 2, 2020

Below you will find a link to the official 2020 Voting Delegates' Guide for the Annual Business Meeting. This guide contains the report of the Resolutions Committee, with the recommended and not-recommended resolutions to be reviewed and voted on during the Business Meeting.

Advocacy Update: Amendment and Rebuttal Reminder

September 14, 2020

Districts wishing to submit an amendment, rebuttal or late resolution for inclusion in the final Voting Delegates' Guide must do so by 5:00 pm this Friday, September 18th. Amendments, rebuttals and late resolutions can be sent to Brian Fessler at

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