• The Elmsford Union Free School District (UFSD) Board of Education is committed to targeted advocacy on behalf of the children of the Elmsford UFSD and the entire Elmsford UFSD educational community. There are many ways community members may become involved in this important mission. All members of the educational community are strongly encouraged to participate in on-going conversations. 


    The following advocacy priorities have been established to guide the work of the Elmsford UFSD Advocacy participants. It is crucial that the lines of communication remain open, clear and constant, between the educational community and the Board of Education, to ensure any newly established goals align with the vision of the Board and are approved by the aforementioned governing body. The advocacy priorities are as follows:

    • Elmsford UFSD Advocacy Goals
    • Seek legislation that requires design and validation of an APPR process that informs instruction and thereby promotes student learning
    • Support efforts to grant public schools the same NYS Education Law exemptions as charter schools
    • Support efforts to review the appropriateness and effectiveness of the CCLS and its implementation in NYS
    • Fully fund the NYS Foundation Aid Formula
    • Provide targeted assistance for economically disadvantaged students
    • Provide for predictable and sustainable state support and a predictable tax cap
    • Provide high-cost relief services  


    If you are interested in becoming more involved in this important, on-going advocacy effort, please contact Ms. Diane Caperna at (914) 592-6632.


    You may also learn more here.


    Governor of New York
    The Honorable Kathy Hochul
    Governor of New York State
    NYS State Capital Building
    Albany, New York 12224


    Senate Majority Leader:
    The Honorable Andrea Stewart-Cousins
    Legislative Office Building, Room 907
    Albany, New York 12247


    New York State Assembly
    The Honorable Thomas Abinanti
    303 South Broadway, Suite 229
    Tarrytown, New York 10591


    Speaker of the Assembly
    Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
    1446 East Gun Hill Road
    Bronx, New York 10469


    Commissioner of Education
    Betty A. Rosa
    New York State Education Department
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, New York 12234


    Board of Regents - Chancellor
    The Honorable Lester W. Young Jr.
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, New York 12234
    Board of Regents - 9th Judicial District
    The Honorable Frances G. Wills
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, New York 12234


    Senate Education Committee Chair
    The Honorable Shelley Mayer
    Legislative Office Building, Room 615
    Albany, New York 12247


    Assembly Education Committee Chair
    The Honorable Michael Benedetto
    Legislative Office Building, Room 836
    Albany, New York 12248
    New York State Department of Health
    Commissioner of Health
    Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD.  
    Corning Tower Building
    Empire State Plaza
    Albany, New York 12237


    President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20500


    Senator Charles E. Schumer
    780 Third Avenue, #2301
    New York, New York 10017
    PH: (202) 224-6542


    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
    780 Third Avenue, #2301
    New York, New York 10017
    FAX: (866) 824-6340


    Congressman Mondaire Jones
    222 Mamaroneck Avenue, #312
    White Plains, New York 10605
    PH: (914) 323-5550
    FAX: (914) 328-1505 


    Secretary of Education  
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20202
    PH: (800) 872-5327
EUFSD Legislative Action Committee

Elmsford Union Free School District Advocacy