EUFSD Legislative Action Committee

Elmsford Union Free School District Advocacy

  • 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 the on-going conversation. 

     

    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 from 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 their implementation in NYS
    • Fully fund the NYS Foundation Aid Formula
    • Provide targetted assistance for economically disadvantaged students
    • Provide for predictable and sustainable state support and a predictable tax cap
    • Provide high-cost services relief  

     

    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 Andrew M. Cuomo
    Governor of New York State
    NYS State Capital Building
    Albany, New York 12224
    518-474-8390
    gov.cuomo@chamber.state.ny.us

     

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

     

    New York State Assembly
    The Honorable Thomas Abinanti
    303 South Broadway, Suite 229
    Tarrytown, New York 10591
    abinantit@nyassembly.gov

     

    Speaker of the Assembly
    Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
    1446 East Gun Hill Road
    Bronx, New York 10469
    718-654-5836
    speaker@nyassembly.gov

     

    Interim Commissioner of Education
    Betty A. Rosa
    New York State Education Department
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, New York 12234
    commissioner@nysed.gov

     

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

     

    Senate Education Committee Chair
    The Honorable Shelley Mayer
    Legislative Office Building, Room 615
    Albany, New York 12247
    smayer@nysenate.gov

     

    Assembly Education Committee Chair
    The Honorable Michael Benedetto
    Legislative Office Building, Room 836
    Albany, New York 12248
    benedettom@nyassembly.gov
     
     
    New York State Department of Health
    Commissioner of Health
    Dr. Howard Zucker MD, JD, LLM
    Corning Tower Building
    Empire State Plaza
    Albany, New York 12237
    howard.zucker@health.ny.gov

     

    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
    senator@schumer.senate.gov
    PH: (202) 224-6542

     

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
    780 Third Avenue, #2301
    New York, New York 10017
    senator@gillibrand.senate.gov
    FAX: (866) 824-6340

     

    Congressman Mondaire Jones
    222 Mamaroneck Avenue, #312
    White Plains, New York 10605
    jones.house.gov/contact
    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