SYRACUSE – U.S. Rep. John Katko today (May 21) announced the creation of two education advisory boards in order to gain valuable input on legislative priorities from Central New York educators.
The first advisory board is focused on primary and secondary education throughout Wayne, Cayuga, Onondaga, and Oswego counties.
The second is focused on higher education and includes representatives from every higher education facility in the district.
“In order to best represent Central New York in Congress, it is critical that I gain perspectives from individuals throughout our community,” said Katko. “I look forward to maintaining an ongoing dialogue about college tuition and affordable housing with university officials, and school safety, security, curriculum, and access to mental healthcare, as well as other issues of concern, with our local teachers and administrators.”
Katko’s primary and secondary education council includes teachers and administrators representative of each of the four counties of NY-24, including, Oswego County Opportunities, Jordan-Elbridge Central School District, Syracuse City School District, Liverpool School District, Skaneateles School District, Central Square School District, Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc., West Genesee School District, Moravia School District and Solvay Union Free School District.
His higher education council includes representatives from Syracuse University, Cayuga Community College, SUNY Upstate Medical University, LeMoyne College, SUNY OCC, SUNY ESF, Wells College and SUNY Oswego.
Katko has held inaugural meetings with each group and plans to continue the meetings on a regular basis.