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Legislative Team

Legislative Team
Purpose: 

 

  • Develop ECASB’s Legislative Priorities and platform for the current school year. 

  • Review state and federal legislation affecting Public Education and the ECASB member districts. 

  • Advocate for public education and the ECASB member districts with local, state, and federal elected officials. 

Activities:

 

  • Establish a schedule to meet with Legislators both at their Albany/Washington D.C. offices as well as at their local offices. 

  • Host a Legislative Breakfast or Round Table with elected officials and district representatives. 

  • Collaborate with other organizations on issues related to public education. 

  • Review and discuss NYSSBA’s and NSBA’s Resolutions. 

Other activities may include: 

 

  • Develop letter-writing campaigns/petitions for issues related to ECASB member districts. 

  • Develop advocacy alerts for ECASB Members and provide talking points for contacting elected officials. 

  • Develop a media awareness through the use of our web page, Facebook, twitter accounts, and other accounts to engage and inform our membership. 

  • Host an advocacy training to teach Board Members how to advocate with elected officials. 

  • Participate in state and federal lobby days for public education. 

  • Possibly attending political rallies and fundraisers. 

  • Attend workshops to learn about the political landscape of the federal government and state government and the impact of legislation on public education. 

  • Attend round table discussions.

Regular Meeting Dates: 9.21 (Room B1), 10.19 (Room A1), 1.18 (Room B1), 3.14 (Room B1), 4.18 (Room B1)
Meeting times: 6:30 - 8:30 PM 
Location: All regular meetings are at Erie 1 BOCES unless otherwise noted.
Special meetings/events: Legislative Dinner 11.16 (6:00 - 8:00 PM), Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast 5.11 (9:00 - 11:00 AM),
Local Advocacy Week 2.1 - 2.4, NYSSBA Capitol Conference (Albany), 2.13
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