ALERT:  Two New York State educational organizations have responded to Governor Cuomo's recent State of the Union/Budget announcement. Click here to read the response.

NYSSBA (New York State School Board Association) serves as the statewide voice of more than 700 boards of education. The collective influence of some 5,000 school board members, who constitute half the elected officials in the state, enables the Association to work toward the benefit of the elementary and secondary public school system in New York State. School board members are the educational leaders of their communities; they determine policies that govern the operation of their local public school system.

Go to the Advocacy and Legislation section of the NYSSBA website  for more information.

NYSSBA 2014 Legislative Platform - for more information, click here

  1. School Board Governance and Authority
  2. State Aid
  3. Mandate Relief
  4. Real Property Taxes
  5. Pension Reform
  6. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  7. Special Education
  8. Local Management and Budget
  9. Employee Relations
  10. NYSSBA Leadership Responsibilities
  11. School Safety