Statement of New York State Council of School Superintendents on Uvalde, Texas School Shooting

NYSCOSS President Phyllis Harrington and Executive Director Chuck Dedrick issued this statement today.

Statement of New York State Council of School Superintendents on Buffalo Supermarket Shooting

NYSCOSS President Phyllis Harrington and Executive Director Chuck Dedrick issued this statement today.

2022-23 School Aid Runs for the New State Budget

Access an excel spreadsheet allowing users to create an easier way to read School Aid run for any district passed on the state budget.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Events
April 22 - September 16, 2022

Take Time To Take Care of Yourself

A Personal Wellness Program with NYSCOSS/LEAF & Equitable Advisors
July 24 - 26, 2022

Summer Institute at Harvard

The Institute is targeted to school leaders (superintendents, assistant superintendents and directors) and provides rich opportunities for personal reflection and intellectual conversations with colleagues and experts in the forefront of their fields. You will have an opportunity to hear from four Harvard faculty on issues such as leadership development, developing high quality school systems, diversity and inclusion, and student achievement. Please note that registration is limited to 35 participants.
August 1 - 2, 2022

New Superintendents Orientation

During this two-day orientation, meet with other new superintendents from around the state and learn about NYSCOSS services and programs and discuss why leadership matters. Also included are presentations on superintendent leadership in facilities management, the benefits of leadership coaching; superintendent/school board elections; and ethics and trouble signs.
August 8 - 9, 2022

Women's Initiative: Buffalo

Join us on August 8th and 9th for an event to bring together school leaders, superintendents, and women in leadership to support women educational leaders and to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. The program will include discussions on developing leadership, wellness and self-care, cultivating confidence, and female perspectives on leadership pathways.
August 11 - 12, 2022

Thought Leadership Summit

The Thought Leadership Summit is designed to bring a small group of school leaders together to engage in meaningful discussion on critical topics and connect with colleagues and experts in the field. Participants will hear from experts on a variety of topics in small breakout groups.
September 18, 2022

New Superintendents Institute Fall Session

During this half-day session on September 18, prior to the opening of the Fall Leadership Summit, meet with colleagues to discuss your leadership vision and mission and working with your school board during challenging times. New superintendents are also encouraged to attend a breakfast meeting with Commissioner of Education, Betty A. Rosa, on the morning of Tuesday, September 20th to discuss critical issues for new superintendents.
September 18 - 20, 2022

2022 Fall Leadership Summit

As our world becomes more interconnected and we rise above the challenges of the past two years, we are now provided with the opportunity to create our future schools where ALL students have access to develop essential skills and dispositions for success.
November 1 - 2, 2022

New Superintendents November Workshop

Join us for a two-day workshop for new superintendents discussing fiscal leadership, labor relations and negotiations; strategic planning for your district's future, ethics, wellness and balance, and hear from a panel of past NYSCOSS presidents on their career experiences.

Important Dates to Remember

Find out what’s due when and get resources to help you succeed.
Jul
25
2022
todayApplications Due
2022 Raymond R. Delaney Memorial Scholarship 
Apply for the scholarship today!
Learn how here.   
Oct
14
2022
todayFinal Application Due
New York State Superintendent of the Year Application Due
Final application due for the 2022-2023 award process. 
Learn about process and next steps here.  
Jan
11
2023
todayNominations Due
2023 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship Nominations
Nominate a member for the scholarship today!
Learn how here.  
Jan
13
2023
todayNominations Due
2023 Friend of The Council Nominations
Nominate a non-member for Friend of The Council.
Learn how here.
Jan
13
2023
todayNominations Due
2023 Appreciation Award Nominations
Nominate a member for the Appreciation Award.
Learn how here.  
Jan
20
2023
todayApplications Due
2023 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship 
Apply for the scholarship today!
Learn how here.  

For New Superintendents

We offer specific support to new superintendents tailored to making their transition to the superintendency as successful as possible:

Join The Council

Explore the benefits of membership by joining the New York State Council of School Superintendents.

Member Spotlight

Dr. Donna J. DeSiato

2022 New York State Superintendent of the Year

Superintendent, East Syracuse Minoa CSD

Listen to her remarks at the 2022 Winter Institute.
 

Advocacy

We exist for one reason only - to help our members succeed on behalf of the children and communities they serve. One way we pursue that goal is through advocacy - for, with, and by our members.

View resources to help advocate for your school district and community.
Ask an expert

Why should I advocate?

December 8, 2021

Policies adopted in Albany or Washington can shift the odds either for or against success for our members and the schools they help lead. So advocacy – for members, with members, and by members – is one cornerstone in building toward success. Our advocacy staff constantly strives to give members the most accurate and timely information possible on developments affecting school funding and policy, both in Albany and in Washington, both to help influence decisions before they are settled by policymakers, and to interpret them once they are enacted into law. Link to budget resources and contact Greg Berck, Esq., Assistant Director for Government Relations at greg@nyscoss.org for more information.

New Videos

2022 Appreciation Award Ceremony - Maureen Donahue, Southwestern
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2022 Friend of the Council Presentation - Christina Coughlin, NYSED
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Equitable Video
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Run Time: 12:48 Min

2022 Fall Leadership Summit

Together We Rise:  Shaping Education for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
Saratoga Hilton and Saratoga Springs City Center 
Saratoga Springs, NY 

September 18-20, 2022

Our Fall Leadership Summit Call for Education Proposals portal is now closed.
Register for the 2022 Fall Leadership Summit here.  
Publications

Councilgram: Connecting the School Leadership Community

Featured in This Issue

  • AASA News
  • Diversity Symposium of Thought Leaders
  • 2022 Fall Leadership Summit

Job Board

  • Superintendent of Schools

    Salem CSD
    Salem, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools       

    Rockville Centre
    Rockville Centre, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools

    Northville CSD
    Northville, NY

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