SHOW US THE MONEY! A new poll conducted by the Siena Research Institute confirms what SSFC has been saying for years: that the state is shortchanging our students and NEEDS TO DO MORE to help school districts financially. SSFC Executive Director Dr. Rick Timbs responds to the poll and its findings on Time Warner Cable News. Click here

Our Annual Meeting is May 28 – Click here for More Details — The CNYSBA Annual Meeting signifies the end of another school year. We will return to The Lodge at Welch Allyn at 6 p.m. May 28 for an evening that features dinner, recognition of School Board Members of Achievement and a dynamic program! Our special guest and speaker is Dr. Linda LeMura, who was recently inaugurated as the 14th President of LeMoyne College. Dr. LeMura, a Syracuse native, is the first lay woman to serve as president of a Jesuit college or university in the world. Dr. LeMura’s presentation will cover such topics as her view of what college readiness means, rigorous teacher preparation, and meeting the demands of educating our children.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON COMMUNITY FORUM Well over 1,000 supporters of public education — parents, teachers, students, school board members, administrators, grandparents, community members — gathered at (the former) Auburn West Middle School and North Syracuse Junior High School Feb. 3 and Feb. 5  to gain new information about the devastating toll of five years of GEA cuts and learn how to be effective advocates for their schools and children. GET DATA AND WORK PARTS HERE

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.”


Dr. Rick Timbs travels around NYS getting the message out for our schools.  Click here to listen to the interviews.
•TOPICS INCLUDE –   •The Governor’s call for more education reform
•Reaction to Commissioner John King’s departure • much more



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