Mike Laster, Principal of the Farnsworth Middle School, talks about the benefit for a new administrator to participate in the EE: STW program. The Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch program in NY recognizes exemplary middle school programs. The program is a partnership between the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, the NYS Middle School Association, and the NYS Education Department.
New Legislation for Lead Testing in Potable Water
This new legislation went into effect on September 6, 2016 which requires all schools to file their reports on lead and copper contamination in drinking water to SED. Secondary schools have a reporting deadline of October 31st, 2016. The NYSMSA is working with the RJ Lee Group, an accredited water testing lab which can assist interested schools in receiving kits to use in meeting testing and reporting requirements for NYS. They are offering discounts to NYS schools struggling to meet this new requirement. If you wish to download a document on their services with contact information to share with your district facilities director or superintendent <click here>, or you can access their website directly at: http://go.rjlg.com/ny-schools-lead-in-drinking-water-analysis .
October NYSMSA Annual Conference!
NYSMSA is COMING to Watkins Glen October 20-22, 2016 as part of the 36th Annual NYS Middle School Conference.
Watch for additional information on the NYSMSA website.