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Dr. Bruce Fraser Appointed to Serve as Erie County Association of School Boards Executive Director

Posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 09:04 AM

Dr. Bruce Fraser will assume the ECASB Executive Director position as of October 2, 2017. Dr. Fraser will take over the organization’s leadership from Jane Burzynski who led the ECASB for the last eleven years.  Dr. Fraser’s appointment was unanimously approved by the Delegate Assembly during their September 7th meeting.  The recommendation of Dr. Fraser…

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New ECASB Executive Director Holds Introductory Meeting with Senator Chris Jacobs

Posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 02:20 PM

On Tuesday September 12th new ECASB Executive Director, Dr. Bruce Fraser met with Senator Chris Jacobs and the District Director of the Senator’s local office, Christopher Savage.  The meeting was introductory in scope.  On behalf of the ECASB, Dr. Fraser noted that every school district in the 60th Senatorial district is a member of the…

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State Senators Concur: Tax Cap Concerns Arise if Federal Education Cuts Are Enacted

Posted Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 10:56 AM

                  Through visits and phone calls with Congressmen and State Senators, ECASB representatives have raised concerns about the impact of proposed funding cuts to Federal education programs. New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia responded to President Trump’s initial budget proposal by identifying approximately $280 million dollars in Department of Education budget cuts.  Commissioner…

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Data Drives Discussion As School Leaders Convene

Posted Monday, August 28, 2017 - 10:51 AM

This year’s “Back-to-School” convening of ECASB School Board Presidents, Vice Presidents and Superintendents was an opportunity to explore data provided by incoming ECASB Executive Director Dr. Bruce Fraser, who demonstrated data tools available to school districts through the NY State Center for Rural Schools. The tools provide access to solid data from the NYS Education…

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Proposed Federal Cuts to Education Funding Spark Visits, Letters from School Board Reps

Posted Friday, August 25, 2017 - 03:32 PM

Letters outlining concerns about proposed cuts to federal education funding have been sent as follow up correspondence after representatives from the Erie County Association of School Boards and the New York State School Boards Association met with Congressman Chris Collins and the District Director from the office of Congressman Brian Higgins. Although the meetings were…

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