ABOUT THE COUNCIL

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The Council's Priorities

  • Advocacy: Expand the advocacy role of the New York State Council of School Superintendents in support of public education in meeting the diverse needs of New York State children by influencing the development of policy, regulation, legislation and practice. Participate in the development of legislation, SED regulations and guidance documents, with focus on their impact on schools.

  • Legal Contract Support: Provide every superintendent comprehensive legal contract support from inception to enforcement relying on the experienced advice of our expert, in-house legal team.

  • Professional Development: Provide opportunities and structure for a continuum of professional development activity enhancing leadership in New York State schools.

  • Leadership: Provide for the membership of The Council services, support and opportunities of leadership at local, state and national levels.

  • The Next Generation of School Leaders: Attract and nurture exceptional leaders, including the under-represented, into the superintendency.

  • Communication: Improve linkages with and between Council membership, leadership and the field in order to better understand and address issues.

Accomplish the above priorities while remaining cognizant and sensitive to the diverse elements and needs of the state, its many school districts, and the varying priorities and concerns of its educational leaders.