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State Update: Paid Time Off for Employees to Vote

Monday, April 15, 2019  
On Friday evening, Governor Cuomo signed the 2019-20 state budget. None of his line-item vetoes addressed public education, so all aspects of the budget covered in ASBO updates and our recent webinar will go into effect. In particular, school districts can establish TRS reserves.

Unfortunately, the Governor didn’t take action to address the burden school districts will face because of changes to the election law authorizing employees to take up to three hours off with pay to vote. Attached is a sample letter you can share with your legislators outlining these challenges and asking for school districts to be exempted from the law.