Special Education

Family Page

Officers | Mission Statement | Goals | Beliefs

Family Association:

Kimberly Brooks -- Phone: (315) 664-5527, E-mail: hismelaei@gmail.com

Mission Statement

Who We Are
The Family Association of the NYSSB (formally know as the Parent Association) are the parents, grandparents, and Legal Guardians, etc. of the students at the NYSSB. 

What We Do
We come together to meet and discuss issues involving our children, learn information from various speakers/educators, share ideas and support one another.

Where We Meet
We meet approximately four times a year at the NYSSB in Batavia, New York.

When We Meet
The exact dates and times of the meetings will be published in a Family Association Newsletter that will be mailed out to every student’s family.

Why We Exist
We want every member of every student’s family to feel they are a part of the student’s school life and are welcomed at the NYSSB.  We are not an official advocate for you or your children, however, we will certainly strive to make your concerns, opinions and presence known.

First and foremost, we need your support and your participation.  Even if you are not physically able to attend meetings, an E-mail, letter, phone call, internet chat, or conference call during our meeting will be appreciated.  You are important to us and your input is invaluable.

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  • To share experiences, strategies, struggles and information because there is a strength in knowledge and numbers
  • To maintain strong, effective advocacy efforts on behalf of our children and NYSSB because commitment requires action and followthrough
  • To learn about services, resources and relevant issues because informed, confident family members are the best advocates for our children


  • We bear the primary responsibility for our children.
  • We know our children better than anyone else.
  • We can best identify the needs of our children.
  • We deserve to be fully informed about all issues affecting our children in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • We are equal partners with other professionals in decisions affecting our children.

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Last Updated: October 13, 2022