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General Membership Meeting

Thursday, January 28, 2021 and Tuesday, April 6, 2021

"Dismantling Systemic Racism"

The Four County School Boards Association would like to thank Karen Hughes, Equity Steering Committee Chairwoman of the NYACK School District and Dr. Alexandria Connally, Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Innovation at the NYACK School District for their presentations on dismantling systemic racism on January 28, 2021 and April 6, 2021. 

Institutional racism, also called systemic racism, is an issue which has become normal practice in an organization such as a school or in society in general.  It can lead to widespread discrimination in education, health care, employment, housing, and criminal justice.  Speakers Karen Hughes and Dr. Connally discussed the Nyack district's work in addressing institutional racism and implicit bias.  Karen recently participated on a panel on racism sponsored by NYSSBA and her knowledge and experience was very valuable.

Four County SBA Members may view a video recording of this meeting on the Members only page.

Professional Development Meeting

Thursday, April 8, 2021

"Understanding the Danger of the Cliff Effect"

There is much discussion about the financial challenges our districts will face in the near future despite the perception that funding is adequate.  Three highly experienced budget administrators gave a presentation regarding the “Cliff Effect "which impacts the financial stability of our schools. 

Thank you to our presenters:

Keith Henry, Assistant Superintendent for Administration at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES

Andrew DiBlasi, School Business Official at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES

Jay Schickling, School Business Administrator at Williamson CSD

Four County SBA Members may view a video recording of this meeting and access the PowerPoint slides on the Members only page.

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