Assemblyman Santabarbara Votes for New Members of Board of Regents

“Education has been one of my top priorities since taking office, which is why I’m proud to announce important changes at the state Board of Regents that will help ensure a brighter future for all our children. I have heard the concerns of our educators, parents and students, and today we have brought in fresh new faces to help move education policy forward. I’m particularly excited about Beverly Ouderkirk, who has experience from the ground up in our public schools and will be an invaluable addition to the state Board of Regents for our district, which includes Montgomery and Schenectady counties.

“The new composition of the state Board of Regents is well prepared to address critical education issues, like continuing the reform of Common Core, eliminating unnecessary testing of children and ensuring our teachers and students have the opportunity to succeed. I will continue to work closely with the board members, my colleagues in the state Legislature and local parents and teachers to make sure we’re giving our students the best education possible.”