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Amityville School Board Member to Receive NYSSBA’s Dyer Award

FOR RELEASE: September 21, 2022

Jeannette Santos, a member of the Amityville School Board for more than 40 years and a longtime Western Suffolk BOCES board member, is to receive the New York State School Boards Association’s highest honor for school board service in October.


Back to school focus this year is on overcoming learning gaps due to the pandemic

FOR RELEASE: August 24, 2022

As school districts in New York begin the new school year, more than three-quarters (77%) plan on spending Covid-19 recovery funding they received from the federal government to address the impact of the pandemic on students, particularly learning gaps due to interrupted instruction, according to an analysis by the New York State School Boards Association.


NYSSBA Offers Summer Leadership Event For School Board Members Aug. 12 & 13

FOR RELEASE: August 8, 2022

School board members from around New York will gather at the Crowne Plaza Albany – Desmond Hotel on Aug. 12 and 13 for a series of education sessions designed to introduce new members to the fundamentals of board service and enable veteran members to enhance their governance knowledge and skills.


Incumbents make up majority of those taking seats this month on boards of education

FOR RELEASE: July 12, 2022

As newly elected school board members take their oath of office this month, the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) is providing an analysis of the results of the board elections, which were held this year on May 17.


Statement from NYSSBA Executive Director Robert S. Schneider on the end of the 2022 legislative session

FOR RELEASE: June 4, 2022

As state lawmakers bring their 2022 Legislative session to a close, NYSSBA takes note of this year’s significant steps in support of public education and welcomes a constructive approach to addressing issues affecting our students. 


Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Robert S. Schneider on tragic school shooting in Texas

FOR RELEASE: May 24, 2022

Today, we mourn the lost lives of 18 children and one teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas – all victims of yet another unthinkable school shooting.


Voters approve 99% of school budgets, including nearly 90% of overrides

FOR RELEASE: May 18, 2022

New York voters approved 99% of proposed school district budgets on Tuesday, May 17, according to preliminary results compiled by the New York State School Boards Association.


Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Robert S. Schneider on enacted 2022-23 state budget

FOR RELEASE: April 9, 2022

With their approval of the 2022-23 state budget, Governor Hochul and the Legislature have given New Yorkers a welcome taste of the predictability and stability that a functioning foundation aid formula can provide for school districts.


The New York State School Boards Association Encourages Community Support of Local School Boards

FOR RELEASE: March 31, 2022

"Public schools form the bedrock of our communities and country," said NYSSBA President Peggy Zugibe. "Likewise, we see school board service and education as the foundations for democracy—they really are the root of everything.


Remarks by NYSSBA President Peggy Zugibe at Feb. 8 virtual meeting with Gov. Hochul to discuss pandemic next steps_copy

FOR RELEASE: February 9, 2022

Thank you for organizing this meeting and allowing us the opportunity to offer our thoughts and perspectives on behalf of the nearly 700 school boards we serve.

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