General Information

Convention Attractions

NYSSBA Member Lounge (located in the Sheraton, Lower Level)
Sponsored by Ingerman Smith

Hours: Thursday Noon – 4:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. - Noon

Stop by the NYSSBA Member Lounge and meet your friendly knowledgeable NYSSBA staff and your Member Relations Team.

Bring your questions on policy, advocacy, training and more …. our experts will be happy to assist you.
  • See demonstrations of the NYSSBA Action Center, an online advocacy portal to connect with your legislators and receive your district specific, per student state aid summary.
  • Hear about NYSSBA’s policy products and services.
  • Learn about our Custom Board Retreats.
    • Sign up for a Custom Board Retreat in the member lounge, book the retreat between January and April of 2019 and receive 25% off.
Test your knowledge of NYSSBA Conventions of the past with the 100th Annual Convention Trivia game.

Relax in the comfort of the member lounge, check emails and recharge mobile devices.

And most importantly enjoy refreshing beverages compliments of Pepsi.

Student Art Exhibit (located in the Sheraton Lower Level; Pre-Function Area 1)
Be inspired by the K-12 art from across the state. The Student Art Show is sponsored by NYSSBA and the New York State Art Teachers Association.

Charging Stations
Need a charge for your mobile device? Charging stations will be available in the NYSSBA Member Lounge on the Lower Level.

Convention Record
NYSSBA hosted its first Annual Convention & Education Expo in Utica in 1920. Since then, the Convention has moved around the state. Take a look at the Convention Record to learn where each Convention was held and who served as NYSSBA’s President that year.
View the Convention Record 

NYSSBA Committees
NYSSBA has formed the Resolutions, Awards and Cultural Diversity Committees to provide guidance for those particular initiatives. These committees also allow our members the opportunity to participate, work side by side with the Association, and to advise on issues, and set positions and guidelines for the organization’s activities.
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President’s Award
The NYSSBA President’s Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to state public education. Each year, the current NYSSBA President presents the recipient with the award during the Annual Convention & Education Expo Opening Session.
View Past Recipients 

Everett R. Dyer Award
This award is made annually to a present or former school board member who has given exceptionally dedicated service to the public school children of New York State. Presented to an individual member, the award is a means of showing appreciation to all school board members and encouraging them to aspire to the highest ideals of school boardsmanship. Selection of the award recipient is made by the Distinguished Service Award Committee.
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Champion for Change Award
This award is presented annually to a current school board member, who, in the judgment of the NYSSBA Awards Committee, should be recognized for innovative and ethical leadership that brought about ground-breaking improvements in school district programs and operations. The NYSSBA Champion for Change is a champion for children who fosters creative change that enriches educational opportunities and improves academic results. Each year a special selection criteria changes to represent an outstanding person(s).
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