Statement on Appointment of Dr. Betty A. Rosa as Commissioner of Education

Read Council Executive Director Chuck Dedrick's statement on Dr. Rosa's appointment as new Commissioner.

Council Testimony to Legislature on Governor Cuomo's Proposed Budget for Schools

Read our written testimony submitted in advance of today's hearing.

An Easier Way to Read Governor's School Aid Run for Any District

Access excel spreadsheet allowing users to create an easier way to read Governor's School Aid run for any district.

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March 8 - 9, 2021

2021 Virtual Winter Institute & Lobby Day

The Winter Institute is going virtual this year. Thank you to our Title Sponsor K12 Insight!
March 12, 2021

Wellness Coffee & Conversation

Join your colleagues in an interactive conversation which will examine issues related to the superintendency in the COVID-19 era and explore strategies for supporting each other during these extraordinary times.
March 17, 2021

Commission on Diversity Panel

"Insights on How to Start the Conversation" Join us for an insightful panel discussion on how districts around the state started equity plans and how superintendents and their communities have moved the word forward.
March 18, 2021

Financial Leadership: Long Range Financial Planning

Join us for a webinar on long range planning strategies to set your District up for sustained success in to the future. We will discuss a range of topics revolving around capital project management and the interconnections between capital debt and the tax cap.

Important Dates to Remember

Find out what’s due when and get resources to help you succeed.
todayDeadline Date
Property Tax Report Card Deadline
Deadline for school districts to submit Property Tax Report Card data to State Education Department—creates practical deadline for boards of education to adopt budget proposals.
Statewide Budget Vote Date
Independent school districts will conduct budget votes and board elections. For complete timeline, see pages 38-39 here.
Statewide Budget Revote Date
School districts which do not gain budget approval from voters in May can attempt second votes. For complete timeline, see pages 38-39 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

Roberto Padilla, Ed.D.

Newburgh Enlarged City School District

Find him in the Online Community

2021 NYS Superintendent of the Year:

Learn why Roberto was selected here .


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.
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Which Legislators Represent Your School District in 2021?

December 7, 2020

Final races to determine the 2021 membership of the State Senate and Assembly have been resolved. Review our updated crosswalk of school districts and the legislators who represent them.

Past Videos

2020 Fall Leadership Summit Presidential Remarks
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2020 Appreciation Award Ceremony
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Run Time: 12:48 Min
2020 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship Presentation
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Run Time: 14:10 Min

2021 Virtual Winter Institute

Fostering Connections: The Time is Now

March 8 - 9, 2021

Hear from experts in the fields of leadership and education while strengthening connections with
educational organizations, state leaders, strategic partners, and each other to navigate the challenges to better the lives of students.

Register using this link or visit the official Virtual Winter Institute & Lobby Day site to view the agenda, learn about sessions, speakers, and more!

Councilgram: Connecting the School Leadership Community

Featured in this Issue:

  • Preview Virtual 2021 Winter Institute & Lobby Day Education Sessions.
  • Three Superintendents Approved as Candidates for AASA Presidency; Voting Now Open.
  • Virtual Leadership Connections, Conversations and Cooking:  An Innovative and a Unique Way to Develop and Strengthen Relationships.

Job Board


  • Superintendent of Schools

    Orchard Park Central School District
    Orchard Park, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools

    Cazenovia Central School District
    Cazenovia, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools

    Frontier Central School District
    Frontier, NY

Thank You to Our Strategic Partners

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Interview with Chuck Russo
Student Engagement