Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Elementary & Secondary Education
February 8, 2023
9:30 a.m.
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


Betty A. Rosa
Commissioner, New York State Education Department

David Banks
Chancellor, New York City Public Schools

Karen Alford
Vice President for Elementary Schools, United Federation of Teachers – UFT

Andrew Pallotta
President, New York State United Teachers – NYSUT

Henry Rubio
President, Council of School Supervisors and Administrators

Cynthia E. Gallagher
Director of Government Relations, School Administrators Association of NYS

Jennifer K. Pyle
Executive Director, Conference of Big 5 School Districts

Anthony P. Davis
Superintendent, Syracuse City School District

Dr. Tonja Williams
Superintendent, Buffalo Public Schools

Dr. Carmine Peluso
Superintendent, Rochester City School District

Dr. Edwin Quezada
Superintendent, Yonkers Public Schools

Dr. Bernadette Kappen
Co-Chair, 4201 Schools Association

Edward Placke
President, New York State Coalition of 853 Schools

Randi Levine
Policy Director, Advocates for Children of New York

Robert Lowry
Deputy Director, NYS Council of School Superintendents

Brian C. Fessler
Director of Government Relations, NYS School Boards Association

Dan White
District Superintendent, Monroe 1 BOCES, BOCES of New York State

David Little
Executive Director, Rural Schools Association of New York

Kyle Belokopitsky
Executive Director, New York State Parent Teacher Association

Maxwell Prime
Director Government Relations and Advocacy, New York Library Association

David Christopher
Executive Director, NY Association for Pupil Transportation

Nicholas Vallone
President, New York School Bus Contractors Association

Dr. Amy S. DelCorvo
CEO/Executive Director, New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education

Alli Lidie
Network Lead, NYS Community Schools Network

Sidney Altfield
Executive Director, Teach NYS

James Cultrara
Executive Secretary, New York State Catholic School Superintendent

Rabbi Yeruchim Silber
Director of New York Governmental Relations, Agudath Israel

Yomika S. Bennett
Executive Director, New York Charter Schools Association

NaKia Franklin
President, Charter Parent Council

James Merriman
CEO, NYC Charter School Center

Patrick Kenneally
School Lunch Director & NYSNA Public Policy/Legislative Committee, New York State Nutrition Association

Jessica Pino-Goodspeed
Manager, School Meal Policy and Engagement

Megan Bates
Senior School Lunch Director, Niskayuna CSD

Michael Rebell
Executive Director, Center for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University

Jasmine Gripper
Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Education

Phylisa Wisdom
Director of Governmental Affairs and Development, Yaffed

Amshula Jayaram
Coalition Lead, Solutions not Suspensions Coalition

Ashara Baker
New York State Director, National Parents Union

Nikos Papageorgiou
Concerned parent

Written Testimony
Center for Educational Innovation

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Children’s Aid

Children’s Institute

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York

Class Size Matters

Combined testimony public school parents and grandparents

Education and Child Care at Citizen Action of New York

Education Reform Now

Education Trust-NY

Empire Center

ExpandED Schools

Food Research & Action Center

Healthy School Meals for All

Island Harvest Food Bank

League of Women Voters of NYS

Literacy Assistance Center

Make the Road New York

Monhonasen CSD

New York Association on Independent Living

New York Health Foundation (NYHealth)

NYS Alliance for Children with Special Needs

NYS Coalition of 853 Schools

UJA-Federation of New York

Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) BOCES