NYSCOSS Foundation Aid Report

Read The Council’s report on the state of Foundation Aid and the implications of achieving full-funding of that formula, as promised in the state’s 2021-22 budget.

2021-2022 New York State Superintendent of the Year

East Syracuse Minoa Superintendent Dr. Donna J. DeSiato named 2021-2022 New York State School Superintendent of the Year.

Oceanside Superintendent Phyllis Harrington Named President of NYSCOSS

Congratulations to Dr. Phyllis Harrington who presented her inaugural address at the annual Summer Event on July 29th.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

February 16, 2022

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.
March 6, 2022

New Superintendents Institute Winter Session

During this half-day session prior to the opening of the 2022 Winter Institute, meet with colleagues to discuss your district's culture and diversity and inclusivity and learn about school safety strategies to proactively protect your school community.
March 6 - 8, 2022

2022 Winter Institute

Creating a Culture of Innovation and Imagination: As we move past the challenges of the last two years, we recognize that there is power in being together in schools. At the Winter Institute, we are inviting Keynote Speaker Dan Cockerell, a former Vice-President of Magic Kingdom, to share his insights on exceptional leadership and how to transform students' and educators' experience by creating a culture of innovation and imagination.
March 6, 2022

Cabinet Member Institute Winter Session

Join your cabinet colleagues for a highly interactive session to discuss best practices in learning frameworks and collaborative communities.
March 6, 2022

Early Career Superintendents Institute Winter Session

Superintendents in their first 2-5 years of their leadership roles are invited to join their colleagues for this in-depth session featuring attorneys from Girvin and Ferlazzo P.C. to discuss critical legal topics.
April 8, 2022

Cabinet Coffee & Conversation

Join your colleagues for a casual group discussion to share common issues and best practices. These sessions will be facilitated by Cabinet Committee members around topics chosen by participants and will be an opportunity to check in with colleagues from around the state. There is no cost to participate but registration is required.

Important Dates to Remember

Find out what’s due when and get resources to help you succeed.
todaySave the Date
2022 NYSCOSS Budget Briefing
Gain access to virtual briefing if register for 2022 Winter Institute.
State Budget resources here.
todayRecommended Meeting Dates
Virtual and In-District Lobby Days  
February 17-18, 2022 are recommended to host these meetings.
Access the State Legislative issues here.
todayTarget Date
New State Fiscal Year Begins
This is the target date for passing the budget.
Access budget resources 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


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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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.

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2022 Winter Institute:
  Creating A Culture of Innovation and Imagination

Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY 

March 6-8, 2022

Keynote Speaker Dan Cockerell, a 26-Year Disney Veteran, who was Vice President of Magic Kingdom,
will share his insights on exceptional leadership and how to build a strong culture for your school teams. 

Our Call for Education Proposals is now closed. Access our Registration and housing websites to register today!

Councilgram: Connecting the School Leadership Community

Featured in this Issue:

    • Supporting Women in Leadership Event
    • The Legislature and the Budget
    • 2022 Winter Institute Details

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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