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Prospective Candidates Get Inside Look at School Board Service

More than 30 prospective school board candidates from area school districts signed up for the Prospective School Board Member workshop held by the Erie County Association of School Boards. Topics included "School Boards and the Law," "A Superintendent's Viewpoint (What I Wish Every Candidate Knew)," and "The Election Process." Hodgson Russ attorneys Karl Kristoff and Melanie Beardsley and Amherst School Superintendent Dr. Laura Chabe were presenters. Several ECASB Executive Board members and other veteran school board members also spent the morning with the prospective candidates, where they discussed topics such as what it's like to run for office and the realities of being a school board member in panel and round table discussions.

Posted on Thursday, 02 April 2015 14:02


'Equity, not adequacy, is the funding issue'

Did you know that $1 out of every $10 spent on education in the U.S. is spent in New York State? So said David Little, Executive Director of the Rural Schools Association, at the ECASB "Albany Update" Winter Dinner program. "Equity, not adequacy, is the funding issue," he said. New York State is not in a position to institute new taxes even if it wanted to, he said, noting "We already have every tax in the nation, and we tax it at the highest rates."

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Posted on Friday, 16 January 2015 09:27