Contact Your Elected Officials
Welcome to NYSASBO's Advocacy Center, where you can contact your state elected officials (legislators, Governor) on issues important to school business officials and public education.
Here you can find our tool to look up your elected Federal and State representatives.
Below are brief descriptions of legislation and links to pre-written letters that will be emailed to the appropriate legislator or Governor. Click on each link to send a letter by filling out your contact info (so it knows which legislator to send an email to). You can choose to provide either your school/BOCES or home contact info, whichever you prefer.
Expansion of Minority and Women owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) Program - Express your opposition to the proposed expansion of the MWBE program to public schools under the 2018-19 Executive Budget.
Cost Shift Letter - Express your opposition to the proposed cost shifts under the 2018-19 Executive Budget.
Collection of School Taxes (S.4723 Carlucci / A.4587 Jaffee) – This legislation removes the requirement that school districts have to seek permission from their local town receiver of taxes to collect their own taxes. (Passed Both Senate and Assembly)
BOCES Capital Project Exclusion (S.4283 Murphy / A.5965 Galef) – This legislation would include a school district’s share of a BOCES capital project in the district’s tax cap exclusion calculation. (Passed Both Senate and Assembly)
PILOTs Inclusion in Tax Base Growth Factor (S.2122A O'Mara / A.1841A Morelle) – This legislation would include PILOTs in the calculation of a school district's tax base growth factor. (Passed Both Senate and Assembly)