The Lancaster Central School District's purposeis to provide our studentswith a comprehensive educational program that will allow them to develop fullythe necessary academic and social skillsto become responsible and productive members of a democratic society.
Never in the history of the Lancaster Central School District have we felt more compelled to ask our citizenry to share in the principles of our mission statement, and become directly involved in the democratic process of state and local governance. The political climate in Albany has begun to have a direct impact on the day-to-day operations of our school district. Our board of education and administration feel strongly that it is imperative for our community to speak out with one voice, sending a message to our elected officials.This section of our website has been created to facilitate advocacy efforts regarding issues that directly impact our students. Here, we will list legislation that is either pending or already in place. We will also provide samples of advocacy letters written by the board of education or superintendent that provide feedback to our state elected officials. Please feel free to copy the advocacy letters in your effort to join us in lobbying our state legislators. Contact information for our representatives in Albany are listed at the bottom of the page.
|Date||Action||Details||Related Web Links|
|2/15/17||Met with State Senator Patrick Gallivan||A team of local school superintendents met with the senator at the Iroquois Central School District to discuss the governor's budget proposal for 2017-18.||NYS Senator Patrick Gallivan|
|2/8/17||Met with State Assemblywoman Monica Wallace||A team of local school superintendents met with the assemblywoman at the Depew Union Free School District to discuss the governor's budget proposal for 2017-18.||NYS Assemblywoman Monica Wallace|
|2/6/17||Joint letter issued to Western New York legislative delegates regarding New York State Aid for Schools and the Executive Budget Proposal for 2017-18||Erie I BOCES District Superintendent, Dr. Lynn Fusco, and 19 component district superintendents, including myself, collaborated on a joint statement to be issued to our state elected officials.||Joint letter regarding New York State Aid for Schools and the Executive Budget Proposal for 2017-18|
|9/12/17||Met with State Senator Patrick Gallivan||Accompanied Senator Gallivan on a tour of the district with a discussion of upcoming educational issues.||NYS Senator Patrick Gallivan|
|10/23/17||Joint letter issued regarding November 2017 vote whether to hold a Constitutional Convention in New York||A team of local school superintendents, including myself, collaborated on a joint letter to Partners in Education regarding the possible ramifications if a Constitutional Convention were to be held in New York State.||Letter regarding Constitutional Convention|
|3/13/18||Joint Letter issued to Western New York legislative delegates regarding New York State Aid for Schools and the Executive Budget Proposal for 2018-19||Erie I BOCES District Superintendent, Dr. Lynn Fusco, and 19 component district superintendents, including myself, collaborated on a joint statement to be issued to our state-elected officials.||Joint letter regarding New York State Aid for Schools and the Executive Budget Proposal for 2018-19|
|3/21/18||Letter issued to Senator Patrick Gallivan regarding APPR 2010 from Erie-Niagara School Superintendents Association||A letter detailing concerns about APPR 2010 and including an APPR fact sheet was mailed to Senator Patrick Gallivan on March 16, 2018 from the Erie-Niagara School Superintendents Association.||Letter regarding APPR 2010|
How to contact your state elected officials:
The HonorableAndrew M. CuomoGovernor of New York StateState Capitol BuildingAlbany, NY 12224518-474-8390
Senator Patrick M. GallivanDistrict Office2721 Transit RoadSuite 116Elma, NY 14059716-656-8544Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
AssemblywomanMonica WallaceDistrict Office2562 Walden AvenueSuite 102Cheektowaga, NY 14225716-686-0080Fax: 716-686-3752