Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Elementary and Secondary Education
February 6, 2019
9:30 AM
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


MaryEllen Elia
Commissioner, New York State Education Department

Richard A Carranza
Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

Michael Mulgrew
President, United Federation of Teachers – UFT

Andrew Pallotta
President, New York State United Teachers – NYSUT

Dr. Edwin Quezada
Superintendent Yonkers Public School, Conference of Big 5 School Districts

Jaime Alicea
Superintendent Syracuse City School District

Kriner Cash
Superintendent Buffalo Public Schools

Kenneth Hamilton
Superintendent Mount Vernon City School District

Everton Sewell
CFO Rochester City School District

Jonathan Dollhopf
Deaf Systems Advocate, The Center for Disability Rights

Dr. Bernadette Kappen
Co-Chair, 4201 Schools Association

Lindsay Miller
Executive Director, NY Association on Independent Living

Jasmine Gripper
Legislative Director, Alliance for Quality Education

Robert Lowry
Deputy Director, NYS Council of School Superintendents

Mark Cannizzaro
President, Council of School Supervisors and Administrators

Julie Marlette
Director, NYS School Boards Association

Michael Borges
Executive Director, NYS Association of School Business Officials

Rabbi Yeruchim Silber
Dir. Government Relations, Agudath Israel of America

Jim Cultrara
Director for Education, NYS Catholic Conference

Daniel White
District Superintendent, BOCES of NY State

David A. Little
Executive Director, Rural Schools Association of NYS

James Merriman
CEO, NYC Charter School Center

Anna Hall
CEO Northeast Charter Schools Network

Cynthia Gallagher
Director Government Relations, SAANYS

Christopher Goeken
Executive Director, Association of Public Broadcasting Stations of New York

Betty Holcomb
Policy Director, Center for Children’s Initiatives

Randi Levine
Policy Director, Advocates for Children of New York

Mike Neppl
Dir. Govt. Relations, New York Library Association

Mark Bordeau, SNS
President Elect, New York School Nutrition Association

Kyle Belokopitsky
Executive Director, New York State Parent Teacher Association

Roberto Rijos
Yonkers PTA President

Adrienne Gliha-Bell
NYS, PTA & Rural School Specialist

David F. Christopher
Executive Director, NY Association for Pupil Transportation

Bree Allen
President, New York School Bus Contractors Association

Christopher Treiber
Associate Executive Director, Interagency Council

David Friedfel
Director of Studies, Citizen Budget Commission

Marion Bott
Education Specialist, New York State League of Women Voters

Asher Lovy
Director of Community Organizing, ZA”AKAH

Naftuli Moster
Executive Director, Yaffed

Written Testimony
Kathleen Brady-Stepien
853 Coalition

853 Coalition

Jonathan Eckblad
Assistant Director, University Settlement Adult Literacy Program

Becca Reed
CARECEN-Central American Refugee Center

Alli Lidie
New York State Network for Youth Success

NYS Alliance for Children with Special Needs

REFIT-Reform Educational Financing Inequities Today

SFA-NYS School Facilities Association

Nika Milbrun
Legislative Director, Teach NYS

Faith Behum
UJA-Federation of NY

Jennifer K. Pyle
Executive Director, Conference Big 5