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2018 CNYSBA Annual Meeting
Team Learning on School Boards
Legislative Budget Forum Series
Exploring Mental Health in Education
40 Years CNYSBA Annual Meeting
CNYSBA ANNUAL MEETING
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The Lodge at Welch Allyn
It was great to see so many of you at our Annual Meeting. We were especially thrilled with the presentation of Grant Lichtman, a renown education speaker and author, which was made possible in partnership with the Joint Managment Team of our BOCES. We hope his thoughts sparked some ideas and conversations on how you may be able to “move the rock” in your districts.
And Congratulations again to our 2018 Board Members of Achievement Peter Bush, Mike McCole, Julie Boles, Tom Taylor, and Casey Browse for their well deserved recognition.
CNYSBA MEMBERS ROUNDTABLE
Presentation of New Study:
How School Boards Develop the Capacity to Work Together to Create Results
Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 pm
NEW CNYSBA OFFICES @ MACNY
5788 Widewaters Parkway, 1st Floor Syracuse, New York 13214
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. Moving forward, we will organize three such gatherings throughout the school year to foster professional development, networking and relationship-building opportunities for our members.
The program of this Roundtable will feature Dr. Mary Coughlin, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum at the Fayetteville-Manlius school district. She will be presenting on her recently-completed doctoral dissertation that examines the beliefs of school board presidents from the CNY region about how boards develop the capacity to work together to create results.
This will also be a great opportunity to tour our new offices and conference facilities that CNYSBA now shares with the Manufacturers Association of CNY and Partners for Education and Business.
Please RSVP through your district office no later than Monday, April 2nd to Renee Stone at email@example.com or 315-463-1904.
2018 LEGISLATIVE BUDGET FORUMS
February 10, 2018 at OCM BOCES:
A daunting for public schools as state lawmakers meet with education leaders, Channel 9 News, February 11, 2018
February 3, 2018 at CiTi BOCES:
School leaders to discuss state aid with legislators Saturday, The Palladium-Times, February 2, 2018
January 27, 2018 at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES:
State reps, Cayuga County school leaders weigh potential impact of state budget, The Citizen, January 28, 2018
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
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
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.