ABOUT THE COUNCIL
Message from Dr. Robert J. Reidy, Jr.
Superintendents are stewards of the greatest educational institution in the world – public schools. The challenges to your stewardship have never been greater and your leadership has never been more critical. In order to truly understand the complexity of your work, an individual must walk in your shoes.
There are many important reasons to commit to Council membership. As a former superintendent, I valued the knowledge and support of my peers. I also knew The New York State Council of School Superintendents (The Council) shared and understood the challenges superintendents continually face. Members of The Council team were always prepared to help me meet those challenges. Allow us the opportunity to support you as a member of The Council and provide you with access to a number of exceptional services including:
Networking opportunities with your peers at annual events;
Legal support in contract negotiations and/or Level II Legal Services;
A dedicated team advocating on your behalf with all levels of government providing consistent updates and support;
The highest quality of professional development programs for you and your team through the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation, Inc. (LEAF) and through The Council’s Fall Leadership Summit, and Winter Institute, and Legal Briefings;
Current and pertinent publications important to school leaders which are provided to our members including the monthly Councilgram Newsletter, Snapshot of the Superintendency, the Member Directory, and the Annual Letter.
NEW SERVICES COMING SOON!
Competitive and customizable p-Card (purchasing card) system that will allow the districts to control transaction amounts, what can be purchased, and where purchases can be made while reviewing and managing the account 24/7 through a secure web portal by district administration;
Enjoy a new sophisticated, yet user-friendly on-line job board system. Features will include an online resume database, email notification of new jobs and easy searching options;
Members only CouncilShare online community where you can strengthen your relationship with your peers while having access to a variety of resources.
We want to thank you for your unwavering support and look forward to the opportunity to provide you with the highest quality service and programs available to educators in New York State. As always, thank you for all you do for the children of New York State.
Robert J. Reidy, Jr., Ph.D.