Upcoming CNYSBA Events

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Board Presidents Roundtable
Legislative Budget Forum Series


 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 FORUMS

Did you miss our special NYS Budget Forums?

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

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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