Membership in School Boards Association
The Board of Education may appropriate memberships in school boards and other educational organizations for the benefits that can be derived for the district.
Memberships in school boards associations provides the Board of Education with a significant amount of assistance and practical information in regard to various matters affecting school boards, including school management, educational trends, and pending legislation. These memberships also afford opportunities for participation with other school boards of the state and the nation in exchanging information, solving common problems, and pooling resources for mutual advantage.
Boards of Education may maintain membership in the National School Boards Association through as a direct affiliate and/or through the school district’s membership in the New York State School Boards Association.
The Board of Education may maintain membership in the New York State School Boards Association. State Education Law expressly provides that Boards of Education are authorized to expend money in such amounts as may be required to pay dues to the New York State School Boards Association and any of its activities in this state for the purpose of devising practical ways and means for obtaining greater economy and efficiency in the administration of school district affairs and projects. The Board may select one of its members to serve as a voting delegate to the state association.
The Board may maintain membership in the regional and or local school boards association.
Ref: Education Law, Section 1618