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An array of safety protocols have been issued as part of the state guidelines for schools to reopen in September. "I believe that everybody's motivation is in the right place," said Jay Worona, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel for the New York School Boards Association. "There are issues with respect to how are we going to pay for these things." Worona shared his concerns during a conversation this morning on WBFO.


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Governor Cuomo wants New York State to send more money to less wealthy school districts. But after making that argument in his State of the State address Wednesday, some stakeholders are saying the state just needs to better fund education, period.


NYSSBA wants changes to teacher performance reviews

Jan 11, 2019
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The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) has issued five proposed changes for teacher performance reviews.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Association is making these recommendations as state lawmakers look at legislation to change teacher evaluations.  

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New York is the first state to make mental health a mandated part of its curriculum. Implementing the initiative is just one of the issues facing school boards this year, says Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. Another priority is security. Kremer says many districts are hiring school resource officers to address the situation.

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Since the enactment of New York's property tax cap, school budgets are being approved on an almost routine basis. Earlier this week, 97.6 percent of school budgets passed acrossed the state, according to Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association. The focus on holding down taxes, Kremer says, has had unintended consequences.  "I hate to say it, but I think people (have) become apathetic."


Cuomo’s SOS speech details education proposals

Jan 4, 2018
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Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State speech included some proposals for public education, but didn't provide much detail.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley has reaction from the leader of the New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA).

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More than a decade after the state’s highest court ordered New York lawmakers to spend billions more a year on schools, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his top aides are moving further away from ever fulfilling the order, critics say.


Advice to school boards from NYSSBA leader

Nov 2, 2016
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With many education issues to tackle this school year, the leader of the New York State School Boards Association offers advice to board members. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with Executive Director of the Association Tim Kremer.    

 

NYSSBA conference tackles issue of Educational Equity

Oct 28, 2016
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A conversation on critical education issues took center stage Friday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) is holding its annual convention. The three-day conference kicked off Thursday and draws about 2000 educators to the region.