Survey Finds Mission of Schools Expanding in Wake of COVID-19

State and Federal Aid is enabling wide improvements in key student services.

2023 New York State Superintendent of the Year

Brighton Superintendent Dr. Kevin C. McGowan announced as 2023 New York State School Superintendent of the Year at Fall Leadership Summit.

2023 NYS Superintendent of the Year To Be Announced

NYSCOSS to announce the 2022-2023 New York State Superintendent of the Year at the 2022 Fall Leadership Summit during the Monday Morning Keynote session.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Events
November 18 - May 12, 2023

Take Time To Take Care of Yourself

A Personal Wellness Program with NYSCOSS/LEAF & Equitable Advisors
December 16, 2022

Women's Initiative Coffee & Conversation

Join us for a brief virtual check-in and discussions focused on women in leadership and supporting women educational leaders. No cost to attend but registration is required.
January 25, 2023

New Superintendents Coffee & Conversation

Join us for a brief check in with new superintendents from around the state to discuss issues on your mind or share ideas with colleagues and NYSCOSS. Veteran superintendents will be on hand to share guidance and experences.
February 3, 2023

Women's Initiative Coffee & Conversation

Join us for a brief virtual check-in and discussions focused on women in leadership and supporting women educational leaders. No cost to attend but registration is required.
February 10, 2023

Cabinet Coffee & Conversation

Join your colleagues for a conversation on common issues and best practices. During busy and challenging times, these brief, virtual check-ins are a great way to stay connected with colleagues. These sessions will be facilitated by Cabinet Committee Members around topics pre-identified by cabinet-level leaders and will be an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues around the state.
March 5 - 7, 2023

2023 Winter Institute

The Road to Awesome: Empower, Lead, Change the Game. With expectations on school leaders at an all-time high, it is essential that leadership becomes a shared effort throughout the school house. As a schoolhouse. As a school leader, Darrin Peppard's passion for empowering adults and students alike will energize culture, learning, and connection in your school, classroom, or district. The leadership journey is a road complete with twists and turns, bumps and straightaways, and times when it diverges in two. When the road diverges on your journey, take the Road to Awesome...and don't look back.
March 5, 2023

New Superintendents Institute Winter Session

During this half-day session prior to the opening of the Winter Institute, meet with colleagues to discuss your district's culture and diversity and inclusivity to further develop your leadership vision.
April 14, 2023

Women's Initiative Coffee & Conversation

Join us for a brief virtual check-in and discussions focused on women in leadership and supporting women educational leaders. No cost to attend but registration is required.
April 19, 2023

New Superintendents Coffee & Conversation

Join us for a brief check in with new superintendents from around the state to discuss issues on your mind or share ideas with colleagues and NYSCOSS. Veteran superintendents will be on hand to share guidance and experences.
April 21, 2023

Cabinet Coffee & Conversation

Join your colleagues for a conversation on common issues and best practices. During busy and challenging times, these brief, virtual check-ins are a great way to stay connected with colleagues. These sessions will be facilitated by Cabinet Committee Members around topics pre-identified by cabinet-level leaders and will be an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues around the state.

Important Dates to Remember

Find out what’s due when and get resources to help you succeed.
Jan
02
2023
todayNominations Due
2023 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship Nominations
Nominate a member for the scholarship today!
Learn how here.  
Jan
04
2023
todayLegislative Season Begins
2023 Legislative Session Convenes
Traditional date for Governor's "State of the State" address.
Jan
13
2023
todayNominations Due
2023 Appreciation Award Nominations
Nominate a member for the Appreciation Award.
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
20
2023
todayApplications Due
2023 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship 
Apply for the scholarship today!
Learn how here.  
Feb
01
2023
Proposed Executive Budget Due
Deadline for Governor to submit 2023-24 state budget.
Get more information on process here.

For New Superintendents

We offer tailored support so the transition to the superintendency is successful:

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Member Spotlight

Martha K. Group

2022-2023 NYSCOSS President
Superintendent, Vernon Verona Sherrill School District (Sherrill City)

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

Presidential Remarks by Martha Group at 2022 Fall Leadership Summit
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Run Time: 8:59 Min
2022 Appreciation Award Ceremony - Maureen Donahue, Southwestern
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Run Time: 6:51 Min
Equitable Video
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Run Time: 12:48 Min

2023 Winter Institute 

Road To Awesome:  Empower, Lead, Change the Game
Albany Capital Center 
Albany, NY 

March 5-7, 2023

Registration now open for the 2023 Winter Institute! 
Register here.  
Publications

Councilgram: Connecting the School Leadership Community

Featured in This Issue

  • A Conversation with Shelley Mayer, Chair Senate Education Committee
  • 2022-2023 Commissioner's Advisory Council
  • In Brief:  Search, Seize, Sued 

Job Board

  • Superintendent of Schools

    North Babylon UFSD
    North Babylon, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools       

    East Meadow UFSD
    Westbury, NY

  • District Superintendent

    Catskill CSD
    Catskill, NY

Thank You to Our Strategic Partners


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