Voters in New York go to the polls on May 21st to approve new school budgets. The State School Boards Association finds that many school districts are living within the limits imposed by a property tax cap enacted two years ago.
The School Boards Association’s Tim Kremer says a survey of the state’s school districts finds that the vast majority are budgeting within the strictures of the tax cap, and as a result, 93% expect their budgets to be approved by voters.
It was a struggle but last week the legislature and Governor Cuomo came to an agreement on a teacher evaluation bill. Not everyone is happy with it, though, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In this program we sat down with the Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association, Tim Kremer, to get their take on the legislation and when it might be fully implemented by most schools. Watch the full interviewhere (Interview starts at 07:15).