New York State School Boards Association
Advocacy Alert


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.


Advocacy Update: 2021-2022 Executive Budget Analysis

January 22, 2021

Linked below is NYSSBA's comprehensive summary and analysis of the 2021-22 Executive Budget proposal.

NYSSBA 2021-22 Executive Budget Analysis


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.


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