Statement on the Election of Dr. Lester Young as Chancellor of the Board of Regents

News Release on election of Dr. Lester Young as Chancellor of the Board of Regents.

Message to our Members About Events in our Nation's Capitol

Read The Council's message to our members regarding events that took place on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.

New State Guidance on COVID-19 Testing in Schools

The State Health Department issued guidance on revised COVID-19 testing requirements located in orange and red zones.

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January 25, 2021

Executive Budget Briefing Webinar

Hear from The Council's Advocacy Team with their analysis of Governor Cuomo's proposed budget and the fiscal and political outlook for schools and education policy.
January 27, 2021

Special Education in the COVID Era

The Primacy of the Principal's Role and What Superintendents Need to Know. In this interactive webinar, the presenters will enumerate and describe the leadership capacities principals should possess to maximize special education outcomes and explore overall leadership skill sets for school administrators and the manner in which superintendents can support them.
January 29, 2021

New Superintendents Coffee & Conversation

Join us for an informal conversation and to connect with new superintendents from around the state.
February 2, 2021

Financial Leadership Workshop

Save the date! More information to come.
February 3, 2021

Trauma, Mental Health and How SEL Fits In

Join Rethink Ed for this webinar on trauma and mental health and hear from district leaders on how they responded to and supported their community through a traumatic event. Also hear from a licensed psychologist on how we broaden our perspective about trauma, mental health and SEL while targeting deficits and promoting resilience.
February 4, 2021

New Superintendents Institute Session 4

The fourth session of the New Superintendents Institute will focus on long range financial planning and advocating for your district.
February 10, 2021

Commission on Diversity Panel

"Insights on How to Start the Conversation" A panel discussion on how districts around the state started equality plans and how superintendents and their communities have moved the work forward.
February 12, 2021

Wellness Coffee & Conversation

Join your colleagues in an interactive conversation which will examine issues related to the superintendency in the COVID-19 and explore strategies for supporting each other during these extraordinary times.
February 25 - 26, 2021

Virtual Lobby Days

We encourage our members to meet with key legislators virtually over two days at The Council’s first virtual lobby day this coming February.
March 8 - 9, 2021

2021 Virtual Winter Institute

Save the date! The Winter Institute is going virtual this year.

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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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.

Registration opens the last week in January. For details, contact

Councilgram: Connecting the School Leadership Community

Featured in this Issue:

  • Title IX - Requirements Every District Must Know
  • Words Matter:  The Language of Learning During a Pandemic 
  • Flexible and Student-centered Spaces in Schools. 

Job Board


  • Superintendent of Schools

    Suffern Central School District
    Hillburn, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools

    Alexander Central School District
    Alexander, NY

  • Assistant Superintendent for Business

    East Ramapo Central School District
    Spring Valley, NY

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