NYSASBO in the News

June 19, 2018

Hornell Evening Tribune: Schools face health care crunch

June 11, 2018

Utica Observer-Dispatch: Seward receives school advocacy award

June 10, 2018

Rochester Business Journal: School safety in this era a never-ending issue

May 25, 2018

Albany Times Union: School elections turnout hits 10-year low

May 24, 2018

Albany Times Union: Feds warn New York, other states about tax deduction workarounds

May 18, 2018

Politico NY: New school safety moves stagnate in Legislature

May 15, 2018

Schenectady Daily Gazette: Most, not all, school budgets earn voter support

Albany Times Union: School budgets win big approvals

Batavia Daily News: There are 17.581 reasons to vote on Tuesday on your school budget

May 14, 2018

Politico NY: Officials anticipate calm school budget votes, but fear 'dark clouds' ahead

Utica Observer Dispatch: Frankfort-Schuyler superintendent receives recognition

May 13, 2018

Newsday: Voter turnout for school elections plunges on LI, statewide

May 12, 2018

Albany Times Union: School budget voting dwindles

May 11, 2018

Plattsburgh Press Republican: Supermajority needed or not, get yourself to the polls

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: New York school budgets: Half of districts spending right to the tax cap

Journal News: Tough budget year leads Mamaroneck, New Rochelle to attempt tax cap override

May 7, 2018

Times Telegram: Reina named Outstanding Superintendent of the Year

May 5, 2018

Schenectady Daily Gazette: Districts eye highest tax hikes in five years

May 1, 2018

Citizen Tribune: Mutual Inc. Announces Exclusive New Partnership with NYSASBO

April 25, 2018

Albany Times Union: Reserve funds get look as schools struggle with pension costs

April 22, 2018

Buffalo News: Consolidating school districts seems like a no-brainer. So why isn't it?

April 20, 2018

Syracuse Post-Standard: North Syracuse schools hit with $20 million penalty for missed paperwork; 'It's so unfair'

April 15, 2018

City & State: Albany’s Frankenstein: How the school aid formula became unrecognizable

April 4, 2018

Spectrum News: Capital Tonight: Education funding wins and losses in the state budget

WCNY - Capitol Pressroom: April 4, 2018: Education budget reactions

April 3, 2018

Auburn Citizen: Two Cayuga County districts subject to NY budget school spending mandate in 2018-19

March 30, 2018

American Farmland Trust: Statewide Coalition Applauds Historic Commitment in State Budget to Increasing Healthy Food Grown on New York Farms and Served in K-12 Schools

March 27, 2018

Jamestown Post-Journal: Most Schools Expected To File Tax Cap Compliant Budget

Canandaigua Daily Messenger: Understanding poverty in the Finger Lakes

March 13, 2018

Olean Times Herald: WV board approves Lawton to continue as superintendent

March 10, 2018

Schenectady Daily Gazette: School districts eye tax levy increases in tight budget year

March 8, 2018

Massena Daily Courier Observer: Parishville-Hopkinton mulls exceeding tax cap for school budget

March 6, 2018

WCNY - Capitol Pressroom: March 6, 2018: Michael Borges

March 1, 2018

Rome Sentinel: School business officials back funding for school safety measures

February 21, 2018

The Buffalo News: Could this be the next 2 percent cap for school districts?

February 18, 2018

Schenectady Daily Gazette: In school budgets, employee benefits eat up growing slice

February 3, 2018

Rome Sentinel: Grad rates for disabled students in Rome up, but below state average

February 1, 2018

WCNY - Capitol Pressroom: February 1, 2018: Michael Borges - Executive Budget

January 29, 2018

Politico NY: Tweaking the Farm to School proposal — Puerto Rican students land in New York — Mental health in schools

January 23, 2018

The Island Now: North Shore schools could see small boost in state aid

Jamestown Post-Journal: Panama Preps For New Year, Will Look Into Joining Amnesty Coalition

January 19, 2018

EdWeek: N.Y. State’s K-12 Districts Likely to Spend, But Federal Tax Law Stirs Anxiety

January 18, 2018

North Country Public Radio: Teaching educators to prepare students in poverty for success

Politico NY: Ed groups question Cuomo's school-level allocation plan

January 17, 2018

Albany Times Union: State releases plan to shift from income to payroll taxes

Canandaigua Daily Messenger: Local school officials ‘disappointed’ in governor’s proposed budget

Newsday: LI schools get 2.3% rise in state aid under Cuomo’s proposed budget

January 16, 2018

Newsday: LI school officials poised to review detailed state-aid figures

January 2, 2018

Chalkbeat: As Gov. Cuomo lays out his 2018 agenda, here’s what that could mean for New York’s schools

December 22, 2017

Buffalo News: Cuomo OKs route for homeowners to pre-pay 2018 property taxes

Oneonta Daily Star: New technology, standards seen in local schools

Albany Times Union: Cuomo signs order allowing pre-payment of 2018 property tax

December 21, 2017

Rome Sentinel: Ranks of English language learners growing

December 13, 2017

Capital Tonight: Inequities in School Funding Continues to Impact Most Vulnerable Students

December 8, 2017

WWXI News: Study finds major gaps in special education spending in New York

December 6, 2017

Albany Times Union: School officials document rise in disabilities

Wall Street Journal: GOP Tax-Plan Measures Lead to Concerns About School Funding

December 4, 2017

Albany Times Union: Education groups call for $2 billion aid increase in state budget

Politico NY: Coalition of education groups calls for $2B increase in school aid

November 30, 2017

Altamont Enterprise: Analysis: No quick fix for growing student poverty

November 27, 2017

North Country Public Radio: Schools struggle to educate more students in poverty

November 13, 2017

WCNY’s Capital Press Room: November 13, 2017: Michael Borges on student poverty

November 9, 2017

Spectrum News -- Capital Tonight: Student Poverty An Increasing Problem In New York

November 7, 2017

Oneonta Daily Star: Three more area schools mull shared-services plan

November 1, 2017

Politico NY: Teachers retirement contribution rates to rise

October 29, 2017

Buffalo News: Buffalo schools pay $7.5 million tax bill – thanks in part to cosmetic surgeries

October 24, 2017

Assemblymember Cahill: Assemblymember Cahill Praises New Law Stabilizing the Insurance Market for Small Group Plans

Politico NY: Education groups call for permanent insurance solution

October 20, 2017

Capital Tonight: Push To Streamline School Construction And Technology Projects

New York State Assembly: Assembly Education Hearing: Michael Borges, NYSASBO

New York State Assembly: 10-19-17 New York State Assembly Public Education Hearing

September 7, 2017 Rural Schools in NY in a Crisis

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: Editorial: What to watch for as school begins

September 5, 2017

Observer Today: Schools face population loss, rise in poverty

August 27, 2017

Jamestown Post-Journal: Officials Encouraged By Math, ELA Scores

August 24, 2017

Jamestown Post-Journal: Officials Encouraged By Math, ELA Scores

August 24, 2017

Plattsburgh Press Republican: Enrollment dips, poverty leave upstate schools struggling

August 21, 2017

Oneonta Daily Star: Rural N.Y. schools battle poverty, enrollment decline

August 20, 2017

Watertown Daily Times: Major demographic changes in rural New York schools highlighted by School Business Officials report

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: Rural poverty impacts schools

August 19, 2017

Niagara Gazette: Rural poverty and enrollment dips leave many upstate schools struggling

August 18, 2017

Auburn Citizen: Rural Cayuga County school districts grapple with poverty, enrollment issues

August 17, 2017

News 10 -- WHEC: NYS Exposed: Lawmakers say rural schools are getting short end of the stick

August 13, 2017

Jamestown Post-Journal: Enrollment In Rural Schools Down, Poverty Rates Increase

August 11, 2017

Capitol Pressroom: Demographic Challenges Facing Rural School Districts 

August 10, 2017

Albany Times Union: Can New York's rural schools survive growing poverty and population loss?

August 9, 2017

Spectrum News -- Capital Tonight: 

Politico NY: How evaluation reform died in NY

August 8, 2017

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: Report: enrollment down, poverty up in rural schools

Syracuse Post-Standard Schools: Brain drain in rural Upstate NY: Schools report enrollment declines, more poverty

Wellsville Daily Reporter: Declining populations and growing poverty

July 27, 2017

Politico: State Ed turns to school leaders for input on new reporting requirements

July 17, 2017

Syracuse Post-Standard Schools: One man's huge lottery win costs CNY school district $452,000 in aid, district says

June 26, 2017

Spectrum News: Michael Borges on Capital Tonight - Education Issues Other than Mayoral Control

WCNY: Capitol Pressroom: June 26, 2017: Michael Borges

June 21, 2017

Politico: Voters approve budget re-votes for 5 school districts, including East Ramapo

June 13, 2017

Sun Community News: Bus firm partners with regional food bank to aid local backpack programs

June 9, 2017

Troy Record: Brunswick school official Derway to retire

Scarsdale's Hamlet Hub: Scarsdale Forum's Education Committee Solicits Residents' Views

June 6, 2017

Your Niskayuna: Educators fear ‘life-shattering’ consequences President’s budget proposal criticized

May 28, 2017

Middletown Times Herald-Record: Editorial: No wonder John Faso won’t meet the public

May 25, 2017

Politico NY: School officials fear changes to health care laws

Lancaster Bee: Vallely gains state recognition

May 24, 2017

Schenectady Daily Gazette: Educators: Trump’s budget spells ‘life-shattering’ consequences for students

May 17, 2017

Journal News: Rockland school elections: 5 takeaways

May 16, 2017

Buffalo News: Low turnout expected as school budgets are up for a vote

May 15, 2017

Politico NY: Five things to know about upcoming school votes

Capitol Tonight:

May 13, 2017

Buffalo News: Does the tax cap work? It depends on who you ask

May 12, 2017

Newsday: Changes in school-aid formula spread money more widely

May 11, 2017

WXXI News: Nearly all school districts expected to stay within tax cap in May 16 vote

Poughkeepsie Journal: Schools look for approval on $1.1 billion in spending

May 5, 2017

Elmira Star Gazette: Schools benefit from $1B state aid increase

May 4, 2017

Poughkeepsie Journal: Rhinebeck and New Paltz among school districts seeking tax-cap override, Schools limit taxes to 1.7%

Journal News: Schools limit taxes to 1.7%

April 22, 2017

Glens Falls Post Star: Non­instructional staff play key role

April 19, 2017

Glens Falls Post Star: Many Area School Board Races Uncontested

Capitol Pressroom: Discussing the 2017 State Budget

April 12, 2017

Politico: Education groups see 'status quo' in state budget, despite $1.1 billion hike

April 11, 2017

Capitol Tonight: School Funding Increasing by $1 Billion in Budget


April 7, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: New York State School Districts Face Budget Deadline of Their Own; With an April 21 deadline, they face uncertainty because of the delayed state budget

April 4, 2017

The 74 Million: Will 2017 Be the Year That New York’s Funding Lawsuits Finally Prevail?

March 30, 2017

Capitol Confidential: A Foundation Aid primer, just in time for budget season (VIDEO)

March 29, 2017

Journal News: Carlucci responds: Fix the broken school aid formula

March 25, 2017

Watertown Daily Times: Three north country schools looking at possibility of overriding tax cap

March 19, 2017

Middletown Times Herald-Record: New Paltz will seek to override property tax cap

March 17, 2017

Newsday: All LI school districts expected to stay within caps

March 16, 2017

Buffalo News: Hamburg, Niagara Falls schools looking at negative tax caps for 2nd year

March 11, 2017

Schenectady Daily Gazette: Schalmont eyes possible cuts as it faces budget hole

March 9, 2017

Middletown Times Herald-Record: Few New York school budgets will seek to exceed tax cap

March 8, 2017

Watertown Daily Times: Three north country schools looking at possibility of overriding tax cap

March 7, 2017

Albany Times Union: Few New York school budgets will seek to exceed tax cap

Post Star: Fewer districts seek tax cap override

March 6, 2017

Albany Times Union: School business officials: 98 percent are within tax cap

Observer: 98 percent of schools expect to stay within tax cap

March 2, 2017

Poughkeepsie Journal: NY schools plan to stay under tax cap

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: Pittsford one of 15 school districts seeking cap override

February 23, 2017

Syracuse Post-Standard: Company News: Julie Sowers Appley appointed VP and relationship manager at M&T Bank

February 20, 2017

The Journal News: 3 Westchester school districts set votes on upgrades, land

February 18, 2017

Auburn Citizen Local: Cayuga County-area high school graduation rates a mixed bag

February 12, 2017

Jamestown Post Journal: School Equity For Chautauqua County Falls Short

February 2, 2017:

Albany Times Union: Marchione offers bill to tweak tax cap

January 31, 2017

Albany Times Union: Students deserve the benefits of Foundation Aid funding

January 25, 2017

Capital Tonight: NYSASBO discusses State Aid to Schools in Executive Budget 

January 23, 2017

Politico: Cuomo school aid proposal likelyto face opposition in Legislature

Poughkeepsie Journal: Most Dutchess schools would see state aid increase under Cuomo plan

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: Let’s get state aid right in 2017

January 18, 2017

Politico: Cuomo budget proposal includes controversial change to aid formula

Schenectady Daily Gazette: Cuomo proposal to undo aid formula sends ripples through ed world

January 17, 2017

Politico: Cuomo plan could bring order to complex system of pre-K programs 

January 12, 2017

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin: After 30 YEARS, NY may upgrade school­ aid software

January 9, 2017

Syracuse Post-Standard: Let's get NY State school aid right in 2017

December 12, 2016

The Capitol Pressroom: School District Spending Report

December 9, 2016

Rome Sentinal: Spending gap widens among school districts

December 7, 2016

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin: School spending disparity in NY is growing

Elmira Star Gazette: School spending disparity in NY is growing

Ithaca Journal: School spending disparity in NY is growing

Journal News: NY spends $22,593 per pupil, but there’s wide disparity

Poughkeepsie Journal: NY spends $22,593 per pupil, but there’s wide disparity

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: NY spends $22,593 per pupil, but there’s wide disparity

Capital Tonight: NYSASBO Releases School District Spending Report


December 2, 2016

Albany Times Union: School vote rules are not anti-voter

November 24, 2016

Jamestown Post Journal: School Business Officers Release Aid Proposal

November 21, 2016

Journal News: Time for state to pay promised school aid

November 15, 2016

Capital Tonight: NYSASBO Proposes Update to Foundation Aid Formula

November 14, 2016

The Capitol Pressroom:


November 10, 2016

Buffalo News: Another Voice: State has yet to fully fund New York’s schools

Politico: School Business Officials association calls for $1.9B school aid increase

October 21, 2016

Politico: Districts could see relief in tax cap for next school year

October 18, 2016

Capital Tonight: Policy Makers, advocates eye Foundation Aid tweaks

October 17, 2016

Capital Tonight: Foundation Aid Task Force Recommends Revisions to State Aid Formula


The Capitol Pressroom: Michael Borges

October 15, 2016

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Improve aid formula to help students succeed

October 12, 2016

Albany Times Union: Improve the formula for success

Politico: Task force recommends changes to state's school aid formula

September 25, 2016

Schenectady Daily Gazette: Poverty measures could be first step to Foundation Aid revamp

July 5, 2016

Capitol Pressroom: Michael Borges speaks about tax cap and school budget votes.

Politico New York: Education policymakers, advocates turn to school aid formula

June 29, 2016

Journal News: School-budget recap: Low turnout, more overrides

June 28, 2016

Capital Tonight (Time Warner Cable News):  Increase in Overrides and Decrease in Voter Turnout

Politico New York: Report shows sharp decline in turnout for school budget votes

Buffalo News: Close to 100 percent passage rate for school budgets

May 19, 2016

Journal News: Crunch time for $2B Yonkers schools plan

May 18, 2016

Albany Times Union: THE OBSERVATION DECK: Day to support education

May 17, 2016

Politico New York: Voters head to the polls today to decide fate of school budgets

May 12, 2016

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin: School budgets shifting tax burden to state dollars

Gannett New York: It's no secret NY has high taxes. But do you know why?

Capital Tonight (Time Warner Cable News): The Property Tax Cap and School Spending

May 11, 2016

Gannett New York: Binghamton Press & Sun, Elmira Star Gazette, Poughkeepsie Journal, Ithaca Journal: School spending rises as enrollment and staff drop 

Gannett New York: New York’s property tax mire 

Gannett New York: Aid increases offset tax cap issues, but troubles loom 

Journal News: School spending frustrates highly taxed burbs 

May 10, 2016

Albany Times Union: Voters will face modest tax hikes for schools next week

Albany Times Union: Capitol Confidential: Report: School spending up 2.2 percent, tax levy up .7 percent

Syracuse Post Standard: New York's schools continue to hold line on spending, trade group says

May 4, 2016

Schenectady Daily Gazette: State's tax cap can have unintended impact on school budgets

March 30, 2016

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: Schools: $15/hour would affect 6,000+ workers at $24.8M

March 24, 2016

Middletown Times Herald-Record: Audit: Ellenville schools had too much in fund balance

March 16, 2016

Schenectady Daily Gazette: Scotia-Glenville school board split over exceeding tax cap

March 15, 2016

Newsday: LI school taxes projected to rise less than 1 percent for 2016-17

March 14, 2016

Middletown Times Herald-Record: Pauline Liu: Tax cap dilemma adds to school districts' headaches

WCNY: Interview with Michael Borges (Audio)

March 9, 2016

Albany Times Union: Here’s your list of school tax overrides and decreases

Syracuse Post Standard: 36 NYS school districts poised to exceed tax cap including 4 in CNY: no rebates

March 8, 2016

NYSNYS News: NYSASBO says more tax cap overrides are likely, with 36 making plans to do so

March 3, 2016

Politico NY: Foes kick off campaign against Cuomo’s education tax credit

February 24, 2016

WGRZ News: NY 'Smart Schools' plan hasn't spent any money (Video)

February 10, 2016

PBS: CONNECT: NY 104 - School Funding in New York State (Video)

February 8, 2016

Buffalo News: School districts struggle with tax cap vs. mandated cost increase

Poughkeepsie Journal: Changes sought to property-tax cap

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: Lawmakers seek to change property-tax cap

February 4, 2016

Gannett News: Report: Tax cap leaves little room for schools

Utica Observer-Dispatch: Lower tax cap worries school districts

February 1, 2016

Ithaca Journal: Letter: Lansing school audit wasn’t fair

January 25, 2016

Buffalo News: School districts face tough choices with 0.12 percent tax cap

Politico New York: School districts, lawmakers press state to implement tax-cap tweaks

January 22, 2016

Schenectady Daily Gazette: Schenectady school district is getting poorer

January 21, 2016

Albany Times Union: Tighter tax cap may jolt schools

Auburn Citizen: Property tax cap for NY school districts will be near zero in 2016-17

Gannett News: Budget battles? School tax cap near zero

January 19, 2016

Capital Tonight: Comparing the Education Funding Proposals (Video)

Newsday: Cuomo’s 2-year payment plan comes up short, education leaders say

Time Warner Cable News: Governor's Education Budget Scrutinized (Video)

January 15, 2016

Gannett News: STAR rebates may change for new homeowners

Politico New York: School advocates find major fault with Cuomo’s proposed budget

January 14, 2016

Chron: Advocates: Cuomo's proposed $1B school aid hike falls short

Schenectady Daily Gazette: Governor proposes $1 billion boost in education funding

January 12, 2016

Politico New York: State to apply for federal waiver to try out new school evaluation system

January 11, 2016

Politico New York: From grant money to test backlash: How Cuomo evolved on Common Core

January 8, 2016

Albany Times Union: School leaders seek state aid 'runs' with budget presentation



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