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.
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