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The annual board member visits to Washing D.C. and Albany to meet with our state and federal leadership were productive and informative. Thank you to all who attended to advocate for the students of our region. In  a two-week period, Four County SBA members met with Senator  Chuck Schumer,  Senator Rich Funke, Senator Pam Helming, Senator Thomas O’Mara, Assemblyman Brian Manktelow, and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano.

Lobbying Efforts Take Members to Capitol Hill and Albany

Position papers were distributed and topics   of discussion included the foundation aid formula, equity in educational funding, Special Education reserves, Career and Technical Education and its future, BOCES aid, teacher shortages, bus driver licensing issues, and mental health.  The group did a great job representing the issues of our region.

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Current Events:

June 29, 2020

New Board Member 

Get Acquainted Evening

4:30 pm

Zoom Video Conference

June 30, 2020

Annual Meeting

4:30 pm

Zoom Video Conference

New York State Regent Wade Norwood

"The Power of Our Region's Voice: Advocacy for Mental Health Support"

Register for Zoom meetings to receive link to join.

The Four County School Boards Association would like to extend a warm thank you to

Jeff Ginsberg

 EduTech Area Network Manager

 for his humorous and enlightening 

presentation at our January General Membership dinner meeting at Club 86 in Geneva, New York. Jeff focused on how to be proactive and aware of your online activity both as an individual and a board member.  Various examples were given to demonstrate how your digital presence can be  compromised as well as what impact it can have as a board member.  Tips and strategies were given on how to increase security to not only protect your data but also that of your district as well. 


General Membership Meeting

January 30, 2020 

Why We Do What We Do




Here is the link to a video produced by the National School Boards Association.

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Handy Guide to Maintaining Your Sanity @ School Board Meetings

Acronyms, Initialisms

and Terms

Prospective Board Member Seminar

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Thank you to our presenters:

Anne McGinnis, Ph.D. 

Harris Beach PLLC

Charlene Dehn

Superintendent  Manchester-Shortsville CSD

Bill Buchko - Gananda BOE

Four County SBA Legislative Committee Co-Chair

Carrie Resch - Wayne BOE

Robin Johnson - Penn Yan BOE

Four County SBA President

Russ Harris - Newark BOE

Four County SBA 1st Vice President

A Few Program Evaluation Comments:

"Lot's of great info, time required, training offered,

role of the board made very clear."

"I loved hearing from a variety of people in different positions, with different types of experiences. They truly deepened my understanding!"

"I thought it was fantastic."

""It was all very good, very informative."

Thank you to our 2019-2020 Business Sponsors

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