In response to CNYSBA member feedback, Don’t miss the Final Board Presidents Roundtable of the Year on March 29, 2017, please join us for an interactive, multi- dimensional and in-depth forum. The focus will be 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. >More


The Governor’s budget proposal is out. So, just what does it all mean for our school districts?  Click here and let us break it down for you.

Almost 30 board presidents and vice presidents from all corners of the CNYSBA membership region attended our first Leadership Clinic held on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Based on surveys from the participants, the session and the presentation skills of facilitator Dave Freund from MACNY were very well received, highly informative and of great practical use.  Thank you to King+King Architects & LaFayette Central Schools for their support and hosting of this event. The next School Board Leadership Clinic is planned for March 2017. For more upcoming CNYSBA events, check our website.

Tune in to Connect: NY episode on the impacts of a Constitutional Convention on education! If you missed this interesting discussion, make sure you follow the link and watch it at your convenience.

Does NYS provide sound, basic education?

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

Check out these Upcoming CNYSBA events!  There’s a lot going on with education and the Central New York School Boards Association.  Please take the time to check out our upcoming calendar.

PREPARING OUR STUDENTS FOR 21st CENTURY CAREERS: Our first Board Presidents Roundtable of the school year (held September 4 at Pascale’s Italian Bistro at Drumlins) spotlighted a topic of critical importance to school board members — preparing our students for 21st century careers. The panel featured several of CNYSBA’s Business Partners, who shared data, resources and the largely untold story of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) opportunities for our children — including scholarships, internships and employment with some of CNY’s top companies.  “These opportunities will only continue to grow over the next few years,” said CNYSBA Executive Director Charles Borgognoni. “We want to build awareness of STEM opportunities and we want BOE members to build awareness with administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, students, stakeholders and communities.”



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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.