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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.


Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Robert S. Schneider on Gov. Kathy Hochul's 2022-23 Executive Budget Proposal

FOR RELEASE: January 18, 2022

NYSSBA is pleased to hear the first details of Gov. Hochul’s executive budget plan for 2022-23.


Educational Conference Board recommends universal school meals program in New York

FOR RELEASE: January 12, 2022

The New York State Educational Conference Board, a consortium of seven statewide educational organizations, is calling on lawmakers to launch a statewide universal school meals program.


Statement of New York State School Boards Association Executive Director Robert Schneider on Gov. Hochul's 2022 State of the State Address

FOR RELEASE: January 5, 2022

NYSSBA greatly appreciates the collegial tone set by Gov. Hochul in her first State of the State address, as well as her focus on substantive proposals to overcome the key challenges faced by school districts.


Educational Conference Board Outlines Strong Support for the Planned $2.4 Billion State School Aid Increase for 2022-23

FOR RELEASE: December 6, 2021

The seven leading statewide educational organizations issued a report today that includes strong support for the state’s planned $2.4 billion school aid increase for 2022-23 and for the pledge to fully fund Foundation Aid over the next two state budgets.


Joint statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

FOR RELEASE: November 10, 2021

School districts in many communities are considering and adopting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) policies and practices.


Statement of New York State School Boards Association on the National School Boards Association (NSBA)

FOR RELEASE: November 3, 2021

We disagree with the NSBA letter and NSBA’s statement likening the behavior of some members of the public to “a form of domestic terrorism.” We consider this statement to be both inaccurate and needlessly inflammatory.

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