LAC (LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE)

The North Shore Board of Education established the Legislative Action Committee, or LAC, as a Citizen’s Advisory Committee of the Board for the purpose of serving as a liaison between the community and the Board regarding legislative matters that have a direct bearing on fiscal or educational aspects of the North Shore Central School District. LAC is composed of eleven (11) community members with varying interests, experience and expertise.

   
   
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Current LAC Efforts

2015-2016 Legislative Efforts
LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE OF NORTH SHORE SCHOOLS PARTNERS WITH GARDEN CITY AND MANHASSET (LEARN MORE)

The Legislative Action Committee of North Shore Schools has joined forces with the Legislative Action Committees of Garden City and Manhasset School Districts.¬† “Super LAC” (the informal name the group has coined) has been meeting regularly since February, 2015

Pictured are members of the Legislative Action Committees and Central Administration of each District

  • PILOTS
    LAC has been advocating jointly with other districts to gain relief from the financial consequences of the shift of taxes on 600+ LIPA properties from the Nassau County tax rolls to PILOTs.
  • APPR
  • Regents Vote on Teacher Evaluations and Testing (LEARN MORE)
  • Common Core Task Force Final Report (LEARN MORE)
  • Common Core Task Force and NYSED surveys (closed) (LEARN MORE)
    Both the Governor and the NYS Education Department requested public input in the form of surveys regarding the Common Core Learning Standards that were closed effective November 30, 2015.
  • TAX CAP

LAC continues to advocate jointly with other districts in recommending modifications to the tax levy formula that would eliminate some of the unintended consequences of the current formula.

Video created by The Capital Region BOCES, an agency that provides educational leadership, services and support to meet the needs of students and school districts.

 
2014-15 Advocacy Efforts

At the direction of the Board, LAC has engaged in communication campaigns with community members and advocacy efforts with state and local representatives regarding the following legislative matters:

Decommissioning of Power Plant
Assisting the North Shore School District with challenges resulting from the decommissioning
of the power plant in Glenwood Landing and its impact on our community and schools

Unfunded Mandates
Need for relief from unfunded education mandates given the state imposed cap on the tax levy

APPR/Teacher Evaluations
Preserving district control over teacher evaluations

Charter Schools
Establishing criteria to determine the need for creating publicly funded Charter Schools, and the potential financial impact on local school districts

Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)
Restoration of state aid funds to school districts that have been diverted to NYS to help them close the budget deficit

The GEA Explained:

Video created by the Capital Region BOCES, an agency that provides educational leadership, services and support to meet the
needs of students and school districts.

EFFECTIVE WITH THE ENACTMENT OF THE 2016-2017 NYS BUDGET, THE GAP ELIMINATION ADJUSTMENT (GEA) HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY ELIMINATED

How much funding has North Shore lost as a result of the GEA

How much have districts across Long Island lost as a result of the GEA

How much have districts across the State lost as a result of the GEA

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