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Poll: School board members seek coronavirus guidance from state and local health officials

FOR RELEASE: March 5, 2020

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 office (518) 320-2221 cell

@nyschoolboards

Two-thirds of school board members said they need additional support or guidance from state and local health officials in preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak, according to a poll by the New York State School Boards Association.


School Boards Association highlights "The School Board Member Experience" website

FOR RELEASE: February 28, 2020

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 office (518) 320-2221 cell

@nyschoolboards

The New York State School Boards Association has updated its popular School Board Member Experience website for 2020 with an expanded collection of resources for New Yorkers seeking to learn more about school board service.

The user-friendly site offers a virtual journey from the decision to run for school board through the first year of service.


NYSSBA report: Billions of education dollars on the line in the 2020 Census

FOR RELEASE: February 20, 2020

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 office (518) 320-2221 cell

@nyschoolboards

An accurate 2020 census count is crucial to helping New York obtain its fair share of education funding from the federal government over the next decade, according to a new report by the New York State School Boards Association.


Educational Conference Board to hold state budget briefing

FOR RELEASE: February 20, 2020

CONTACT: John Yagielski, ECB Chair
(518) 810-8282

@nyschoolboards

The Educational Conference Board (ECB) will hold a briefing for legislators, legislative staff and media on Friday, February 21st, to discuss the governor’s Executive Budget and the needs of students, educators and public schools. The briefing will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 711-A of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.


Key Education Policymakers Headline School Boards Advocacy Event

FOR RELEASE: February 5, 2020

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 office (518) 527-6933 cell

@nyschoolboards

Who:    More than 200 school board members and education officials 

What:   New York State School Boards Association annual "Capital Conference." 
New York State Interim Education Commissioner Shannon Tahoe will discuss key issues facing New York’s schoolchildren; Governor Cuomo's Deputy Secretary of Education Daniel Fuller will review the executive budget proposals and Senate Education Chair Shelley Mayer will discuss legislative and budgetary priorities.


Statement of New York State School Boards Association Executive Director Robert Schneider on the State Budget

FOR RELEASE: January 21, 2020

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 office (518) 320-2221 cell

@nyschoolboards

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $826 million increase in school aid represents a starting point for negotiations with the state Legislature, though the proposal represents less than half of the estimated $2 billion school districts need to maintain educational programs and expand learning opportunities.

We are particularly encouraged by the governor’s mention of additional funding for prekindergarten, afterschool programs, and early college high school programs, as well as his aggressive efforts to protect students from the health consequences associated with vaping.

 


Statement of New York State School Boards Association Executive Director Robert Schneider on Graduation Rates

FOR RELEASE: January 16, 2020

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 office (518) 527-6933 cell

@nyschoolboards

We are pleased to see the continued improvement in student achievement reflected in the growth in high school graduation rates announced today by the State Education Department. Also encouraging is the continued progress in narrowing the gap in graduation rates between white students and their black, Hispanic, disabled and English language learner peers. 

 


Statement of New York State School Boards Association Executive Director Robert Schneider on the State of the State

FOR RELEASE: January 8, 2020

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 office (518) 527-6933 cell

@nyschoolboards

Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed some laudable goals – such as closing the achievement gap, enhancing school safety, advancing net neutrality protections and expanding pre-K and afterschool programs – in his State of the State address. These are all goals that school board members can rally around, to be sure.

 


New York State School Boards Association members elect new statewide president and officers at 100th annual convention

FOR RELEASE: October 29, 2019

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 office (518) 527-6933 cell

@nyschoolboards

Fred J. Langstaff of Sayville has been elected president of the Board of Directors of the New York State School Boards Association for 2020. He will be the 72nd president to take office since NYSSBA’s first recorded gathering of school board members took place in Utica in 1920.

 


School Boards Association brings its 100th Convention & Education Expo to Rochester

FOR RELEASE: October 17, 2019

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 office (518) 527-6933 cell

@nyschoolboards

Nearly 2,500 school board members, superintendents and educators from throughout New York State are expected to arrive in Rochester next week for the New York State School Boards Association’s 100th Annual Convention & Education Expo.


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