NYS Public School Finance

A Message from Dr. Richard Timbs Welcome to a new decade and thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  As you might already know, I’m extremely passionate about students, schools and the equitable funding of those schools here in New York State. We’re working tirelessly to accomplish...
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2016 SSFC Conferences – Registration Forms

  November Registration form – click here  2016 Registration form November Conferences Directions | CLICK HERE  for Quester III BOCES Directions CLICK HERE for W-F-L BOCES Directions & Parking Info Best parking for the conference is in Lot #5 behind the Maple Building to the south. This year the SSFC Conference will be...
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Visit the Central New York School Boards Association

There’s a great synergy between CNYSBA and SSFC. While CNYSBA works closely with local school boards, the work by Dr. Rick Timbs and SSFC are directly related to the day-to-day issues school board members face during this new era in education.  We clearly have common goals, especially in these two...
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Poll- NY Needs to Spend More on Education

SHOW US THE MONEY!   (And Keep Up the Fight!!) * Majority of Siena poll respondents say NYS needs to spend MORE on public education * SSFC Executive Director responds to poll findings on Time Warner Cable News A new poll conducted by the Siena Research Institute confirms what SSFC has been...
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NYS Budget in the News

BUDGET STORIES IN THE MEDIA Cuomo dangles school aid for education reforms, Capital New York, Jan. 22 School plan needs work (editorial), Albany Times-Union, Jan. 22 School districts left wondering how much aid they will get, The Buffalo News, Jan. 21 Budget director says no school aid runs before reforms, Capitol Confidential, Jan. 21...
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Lawsuit for Fairness – PRESS RELEASE

EDUCATION COALITION FILES NEW LAWSUIT The SSFC is among members of a coalition that filed a new lawsuit challenging Gov. Cuomo, State Education Finance System   • Former CFE Litigator Michael Rebell Launches New Legal Effort, New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights   • Dr. Rick Timbs: “It is unfortunate...
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Senator Lopez [Video]

Assemblyman Peter D. Lopez on the floor of the NYS Assembly Assemblyman Peter D. Lopez references SSFC and Dr. Rick Timbs during the budget debate just prior to the April 1st, 2014  deadline.   The Assemblyman quotes the data that shows many of New York’s schools in dire straights after years...
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’15-16 Budget Response

  Dr. Rick Timbs responds to the 2015-16 New York State budget. Dr. Timbs shares his thoughts.       CLICK HERE for response from SSFC Executive Director Dr. Rick Timbs....
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SENATE BUDGET RESOLUTION SELLS OUT SSFC’s CHILDREN

SENATE BUDGET RESOLUTION SELLS OUT SSFC’s CHILDREN Senate Proposal Chooses Big Bucks for NYC Pre-K at Expense of Meaningful GEA Cuts that are Killing Our Schools! Senate Also Sides with Charter Schools Over Public Education! Where are the Senators that Represent SSFC’s 420 School Districts? Yesterday the Senate released a...
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NEW YORK SCHOOLS STILL IN FISCAL PERIL

NY SCHOOLS STILL IN FISCAL PERIL On January 30, 2014, hundreds of parents, teachers, administrators, students and community members from 47 school districts in the Capital Region gathered at Colonie Central High School for “New York Schools STILL in Fiscal Peril: Our Kids Can’t Wait Another Year” to learn about...
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