Join us for CNYSBA Annual Meeting on May 30
The Joint Management Team of CiTi, Cayuga-Onondaga, OCM and TST  BOCES and CNYSBA partnered and couldn’t be more excited to have Grant Lichtman, an internationally recognized thought leader on the transformation of K-12 education as the featured speaker for this year’s CNYSBA Annual Meeting.

Launching New CNYSBA Members Roundtable Program. We are excited to open up our School Board Presidents and Vice Presidents Roundtables in an effort to offer programs covering topics of interest, concern, and usefulness to all CNYSBA school board members.

The 2018/19 executive state budget has been approved. Dr. Rick Timbs from the Statewide School Finance Consortium is currently undertaking a thorough assessment of the proposal, which will be posted as soon as it is completed. Click here to get to budget articles and links.

Brought back by popular demand: 2018 Legislative Forums with NYS Legislators held at 4 different locations. School board members and super superintendents met face to face with their state representatives and discussed the needs and challenges of their districts in a small group setting. Find your district’s budget data here.

New School Board Members Completed Finance Training
The CNYSBA offered this mandatory six-hour Finance Training program for new school members on November 4, 2017, which is fully accredited by the NYS Education Department and fulfills all requirements for newly elected school board members. Learn more

Successful ‘Mental Health in Education’ Seminar Series Concluded
In response to CNYSBA member feedback and the successful program introduction last March, many joined us for three interactive, multidimensional and in-depth forums in the fall. The focus was on defining and exploring mental health needs in schools, identifying training opportunities for educators, discussing mental health and suicide prevention curricula and resources, and investigating the link between mental health and the opium and heroin epidemics. Learn more


There’s a lot going on for members of the Central New York School Boards Association.  Check out our upcoming CNYSBA events.

Does NYS provide sound, basic education?

The court case “New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights (NYSER) against New York State” will decide.


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The mission of the Central New York School Boards Association is:

• To serve the people responsible for governing our public schools, enabling them to perform effectively in their complex and challenging role.
• To speak with one voice to address issues of regional impact.
• To inform school board members about contemporary issues affecting public education and the operation of public schools.
• To provide forums where school board members can learn from one another.
• To mobilize school board members to effectively influence those outside the schools who also share responsibility for educating our children.