FOR RELEASE: August 11. 2020
We congratulate Betty Rosa on her appointment as interim commissioner of education by the Board of Regents.
We appreciate Dr. Rosa’s willingness to serve during this turbulent and difficult time. Her hands-on involvement in developing guidance for school reopening plans means she is familiar with the urgent educational challenges facing New York schools right now and can easily hit the ground running.
FOR RELEASE: August 7, 2020
It is encouraging to hear that New York’s Covid-19 rates remain well within the threshold set for schools to be able to reopen with in-person instruction this fall. Districts will continue to strive toward that possibility.
FOR RELEASE: July 29, 2020
A majority of New York school board members would like to see students go back to their classrooms on a full-time or part-time basis in September, but they have reservations about whether they can do that safely without additional funding, according to a poll by the New York State School Boards Association.
FOR RELEASE: July 24, 2020
NYSSBA Executive Director Robert Schneider said, "NYSSBA has had a close working relationship with Interim Commissioner Tahoe that included texts and phone calls at all hours of the day and night. She has shown excellent leadership in a time when public schools have been coping with a pandemic in addition to the many ongoing challenges of public education. She will be missed."
As your membership Association, NYSSBA takes the health and well-being of its members seriously. Therefore, we are transforming our annual convention, originally scheduled for October 29-31, into a two-week virtual event.
You’ll receive the same great quality experience that you have come to know and enjoy from our in-person event.
Our virtual convention will provide you with exceptional programming, keynote address, pre-convention events, expo, networking opportunities, entertainment and much more!
The dates and times of the virtual convention will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to contact the individual listed below for your specific inquiry.
Barry Entwistle, Member Relations Director – General Convention – email@example.com or 518.783.3767
Heidi Longton, Convention & Meeting Manager – Programming/Registration/Speakers – firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.783.3768
Anna O’Hara, Expo Manager – Education Expo – email@example.com or 518-783.3710
Cassandra Ingham, Business Development Manager – Sponsorships – Cassandra.firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.783.3726
FOR RELEASE: June 18, 2020
An updated analysis of school budget votes by the New York State School Boards Association finds that 98.7% of school district budgets were approved by voters on Tuesday.
The analysis, which includes results for 667 of the 675 districts across the state that hold public budget votes, found that voters passed 658 school district budgets. The number of budgets defeated was nine.
FOR RELEASE: June 17, 2020
New York State voters approved approximately 99% of school district budgets on Tuesday, June 16, based on a preliminary analysis of budget vote results by the New York State School Boards Association.
FOR RELEASE: June 9, 2020
The senseless death of George Floyd and the resulting protests are a call to action for all people of conscience, especially school leaders. We must channel our outrage into productive discussions and actions at the local, state and national levels.
FOR RELEASE: June 7, 2020
CONTACT: David Albert
The governor’s announcement today allowing outdoor high school graduation ceremonies for up to 150 people is welcome news, and a step toward allowing a more traditional graduation ceremony. While we understand the need to continue to be vigilant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, school board members remain hopeful that the governor will allow graduating seniors the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a full high school graduation experience, albeit with appropriate safeguards in place to protect public health.
FOR RELEASE: May 1, 2020
CONTACT: David Albert
School budget votes and board elections will be conducted this year under challenging circumstances, to say the least. With the July 1 beginning of the school fiscal year approaching for many districts, we had hoped for clarity on these issues weeks ago.
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