Events

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Legislative Budget Forum Series
Board Presidents Roundtable


2018 LEGISLATIVE BUDGET FORUMS

#NYSchoolsInPeril

 

February 10, 2018 at OCM BOCES:
A daunting for public schools as state lawmakers meet with education leaders, Channel 9 News, February 11, 2018

The following documents from Dr. Rick Timbs’ presentation are available for download: Budget Impact per District and Legislative Asks

February 8, 2018 at TST BOCES:
The following documents from Dr. Rick Timbs’ presentation are available for download: Budget Impact per District and Legislative Asks

February 3, 2018 at CiTi BOCES:
School leaders to discuss state aid with legislators Saturday, The Palladium-Times, February 2, 2018

The following documents from Dr. Rick Timbs’ presentation are available for download: Budget Impact per District and Legislative Asks

January 27, 2018 at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES:
State reps, Cayuga County school leaders weigh potential impact of state budget, The Citizen, January 28, 2018

The following documents from Dr. Rick Timbs’ presentation are available for download: Budget Impact per District and Legislative Asks

Wonder what you can do?
Refer to our Advocacy Toolkit and Social Media Tips.

Why a Legislative Forum?
CNYSBA listened to your desire to again convene a program where school board members and superintendents could have personal interaction with their state legislators during the NYS Budget process.

Who should attend?
This small group setting is specially designed for school board members, superintendents, and selected district leadership team members.

What is the forum format?
Welcome remarks by the district superintendent, a brief overview of the budget proposal, ample time for a facilitated discussion between you and your state legislators.

How should you prepare?
Prepare questions, statements, materials that would educate legislators on the specific needs and key issues in your district.

 

More budget-related articles on our News page


 BOARD PRESIDENTS ROUNDTABLE
“Exploring the Mental Health Crisis in Education”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 
6 – 8 PM
OCM BOCES
110 Elwood Davis Road
Liverpool, NY 13088
(link to directions)

 

Thank you for attending CNYSBA’s final Board Presidents Roundtable of the 2016-17 school year! A group of over three dozen school board presidents, vice presidents, superintendents and Business Partners participated in an insightful and highly informative program that explored the ever-growing challenge of student mental health needs.

The presentation, “Exploring the Mental Health Crisis in Education” was led by two OCM BOCES staff members: Jennifer Spong, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Support Services, and Penny Williams, Youth Development Coordinator. Over the course of two hours, attendees took part in a multi-media, interactive program that not only outlined just how critical student mental health issues have become, but also provided insights into what school board members and school district administrators and staff can do to better recognize many of the the causes and symptoms of mental illness as a way of helping students who are in need.

Given the interest and importance of this issue, not to mention the quality of the presentation, CNYSBA has begun to look into holding this event for all school board members and superintendents during the next school year in other parts of our eight-county region.


LEGISLATIVE BUDGET FORUMS

Follow state budget news and find out what they mean for public schools!

CiTi BOCES, held on March 4, 2017
In the media: Oswego County school leaders: Proposed school aid insufficient, Oswego County News Now, March 14, 2017

Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, held on February 11, 2017
Need the numbers? Download Dr. Timbs’ presentation handout Part 1, Part 2

Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES, held on February 9, 2017
Download Dr. Timbs’ presentation handout

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Forum, held on January 28, 2017
Need the hand outs and the numbers? View the forum video
Can’t remember all the numbers? Download Dr. Timbs’ presentation handout
In the media: Legislators meet with Cayuga education leaders to discuss aid to schools

Wonder what you can do? Refer to our advocacy toolkit and social media tips
Download article: Student’s constitutional rights are obligatory, not symbolic or aspirational by Michael Rebell, Executive Director, Campaign for Educational Equity

 


CNYSBA ANNUAL MEETING

40 Years CNYSBA:
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Lodge at Welch Allyn

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 40th anniversary celebration! Browse through our picture gallery below. Click on a picture twice to enlarge.

It is our pleasure to announce this year’s School Board Members of Achievement, who were honored for their exceptional service and leadership at our annual meeting:

COSBA: Douglas Hart (C-O Boces)

CMSBA: Martin A.Sweeney (Homer)

OMSBA: Ken Steiger (Tully)

OCSBA: James Emery (Mexico)

TSTSBA: Bradley Grainger (Ithaca)

We were pleased to have had Guy Cosentino, a seasoned host of public affairs shows and school board candidates debates, join us as the moderator for our panel discussion of old and current CNYSBA members and staff who reflected about the past and looked to the future of our association. Among the panelists were:

Gary Lavine, who was CNYSBA’s first executive director;

Larry Cummings, who served as the organization’s executive director for 23 years;

Laurie Menkin, who was a long-time board member of the Syracuse City School District as well as CNYSBA;

Ann Wright, who is a 29-year veteran on the OCM BOCES Board.

We were excited that Ben Carroll was able to join us as well. Ben was a driving force in founding CNYSBA in 1976. He was a board member for the Cazenovia school district and OCM Boces as well as president of OMSBA.

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