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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June 29, 2020
New Board Member
Get Acquainted Evening
Zoom Video Conference
June 30, 2020
Zoom Video Conference
New York State Regent Wade Norwood
"The Power of Our Region's Voice: Advocacy for Mental Health Support"
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The Four County School Boards Association would like to extend a warm thank you to
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
Handy Guide to Maintaining Your Sanity @ School Board Meetings
Prospective Board Member Seminar
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Thank you to our presenters:
Anne McGinnis, Ph.D.
Harris Beach PLLC
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."