Click here: REGISTER NOW FOR CNYSBA’S STATE-MANDATED CHILD ABUSE TRAINING FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS: Our comprehensive two-hour course will cover the law on child abuse IN AN EDUCATIONAL SETTING, as required by NYS Education Law. School board members are required to receive this training only once, and will receive certificates upon completion of the course. WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 30. WHERE: C.W. Baker High School, Baldwinsville. INSTRUCTOR: Don Budmen, a partner at the law firm of Ferrera, Fiorenza, Larrison, Barrett and Reitz. Fee: $35 (billed to districts). DEADLINE TO REGISTER: October 21. > REGISTRATION FORM, MORE INFORMATION

A CALL FOR UNITY AND A CALL FOR ACTION - The Statewide School Finance Consortium is asking its member school districts to adopt resolutions to end Gap Elimination Adjustments in the 2015-16 state budget and appoint a Berger-style Commission for reforming school funding. You can help – act NOW!  Get materials by clicking above

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.”

…ON THE AIR

SSFC’s Dr. Rick Timbs and Port Byron’s Supt., Neil O’Brien, talk education funding in a roundtable discussion hosted by WCNY Capitol Correspondent Susan Arbetter.

Watch the roundtable on WCNY’s “Insight” (Aug. 29 episode): CLICK HERE
Listen to the roundtable on “The Capitol Pressroom” (Sept. 1 podcast):  CLICK HERE

SSFC’s Dr. Rick Timbs talks public education funding and the GEA on Rochester public radio station WXXI (July 31).  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

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