Suzi Oppenheimer's posts related to Education

Vital Legislation to Access Federal Education Funds

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) sponsored key legislation to update state statutes in order to qualify for over $2.4 billion in federal education funding.  The Senator is pleased to announce that these measures were recently signed into law by Governor Paterson. 

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Hearing to Explore Ways that BOCES Model Can be Used to Create Greater Efficiencies in the Provision of Public Services

Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) were created to help school districts improve their educational offerings by delivering shared services.  In an era of growing fiscal challenges, the Senate Committee on Education, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is interested in examining ways that the BOCES’ model might be expanded to achieve efficiencies resulting in greater taxpayer savings.

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Senators Brian Foley, Suzi Oppenheimer and Ken LaValle at the Senate Education Committee hearing exploring ways to achieve taxpayer savings through the BOCES model of shared delivery of services

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), held the first of three public hearings exploring how the delivery of shared services through Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) or related entities might be expanded to create greater efficiencies and lead to further taxpayer savings.  The hearing took place on October 2, 2009 at the Western Suffolk BOCES Conference Center in Wheatley Heights, New York.  It was attended by representatives of BOCES, school districts, unions and governmental organizations. 

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Written Testimony Available from Public Hearings on BOCES as a Model for Taxpayer Savings

Senator Oppenheimer held a series of three public hearings to solicit testimony on how BOCES could be better positioned to save taxpayer money.

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Written Testimony from the Western Suffolk Hearing

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Written Testimony from the Erie 1 Hearing (part 1 of 2)

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Written Testimony from the Erie 1 Hearing (part 2 of 2)

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Written Testimony from the Jefferson Lewis Hearing

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