General Information

Convention Attractions

NYSSBA Member Lounge (Riverside Court, 1st Floor)
Sponsored by Guercio & Guercio, LLP

Hours: Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday 8:30 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 and the new BoardDocs policy platform.
  • Learn about our Custom Board Retreats and training programs
  • Relax in the comfort of the member lounge, check emails and recharge mobile devices.
  • Selfie Booth
    Take a quick photo of yourself or your colleagues with a larger than life size 100th sculpture. It will be a unique take-a-way from Convention you can share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Sponsored by New York Bus Sales, LLC
  • Enjoy the flavors of barbeque from Syracuse where Convention was held 49 times!
    • Thursday:
      • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Appetizers
      • 1:30-4:00 p.m. - Beverages
    • Friday:
      • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Appetizers
      • 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. - Beverages
    • Saturday:
      • 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Appetizers and beverages

Student Art Exhibit (Galleria Balcony, 2nd Floor)
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.

NYSSBA’s Convention App (Coming September, 2019)
Sponsored by BoardDocs
Download NYSSBA’s new Convention App from the App Store or Google Play. Find the full schedule of events, speaker listings, educational session handouts and a map of the meeting space and expo floor all in one place. The App will be the most up-to-date resource you can access at the Convention in October.

Charging Stations
Need a charge for your mobile device? Charging stations will be available in NYSSBA Member Lounge and Galleria.

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.
View Committees 

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.
View Past Recipients 

Champion for Change Award
The Champion of Change for Kids Recognition Program celebrates programs that optimize existing resources to address issues of equity, demonstrate strong student academic performance and introduce unique learning environments that are cutting-edge and future-oriented.  The recognition is presented quarterly to a few select districts.
View Past Recipients 

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