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How to Join The Council

Explore the benefits of membership by joining the New York State Council of School Superintendents. Member benefits vary depending on membership type. Our 2014-2015 Membership Brochure will be available soon and will provide detailed information on services available.

To join The Council, please visit our online store available now! For your convenience, we  have provided step-by-step instructions to purchase a membership. After joining, please remit payment (make checks payable to NYSCOSS) by September 1 or pay in two installments, one-half payment by September 1 and the remaining payment by February 1 to:

New York State Council of School Superintendents
Seven Elk Street, Third Floor
Albany, NY 12207

Superintendent

Any chief school administrator of a New York State Public School District or Board of Cooperative Educational Services may become a Superintendent Level Member of The Council. This includes titles such as District Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools.

Interim

Any interim chief school administrator of a New York State Public School District who has been appointed to fill an unexpected vacancy or to maintain a leadership presence while school districts conduct full superintendent searches may become an Interim Level Member of The Council.

Cabinet

Any deputy, associate or assistant chief school administrator of a New York State Public School District or Board of Cooperative Educational Services may become a Cabinet Level Member of The Council

Associate

Any superintendent who has retired from service and who has not been an active member of The Council for the five consecutive years leading up to retirement; any member of the administrative and supervisory staff of the New York State Education Department; any member of the instructional and/or administrative staff of a college, or department of educational administration; any member of the administrative staff of the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, or The New York State School Boards’ Association.

Retired Life

Any chief school administrator of a New York State Public School District who has been a superintendent member of The Council for a minimum of five years immediately prior to retirement.  

Contact

If you have any additional questions or require assistance, please contact Melanie Seiden, Membership Services Associate, at (518) 694-4877 or melanie@nyscoss.org.

Melanie provides direct support to our members by answering membership questions including member online access; assisting with membership purchases, transfers and renewals. Also contact Melanie with registration questions for Council and LEAF, Inc. programs including conference registration.