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

Events
December 8, 2021

New Superintendents December Virtual Workshop

Join us for a virtual workshop for new superintendents discussing best practices in budget presentations and long-range financial planning and learn about the latest legislative updates and hone your district advocacy strategies.
December 9 - 10, 2021

Women's Initiative

During this Women's Initiative, we will be discussing gender equity, leadership, building your network, self-care and work-life balance. You will hear from women leaders about their leadership paths including Marie Wiles, Superintendent, Guilderland CSD; Kelly Houck, District Superintendent, GST BOCES; Kristine Orr, Superintendent, South Glens Falls and Jazz Conboy, General Counsel of NYSCOSS. This will be an opportunity for an interactive discussion with leaders from around the state and a great opportunity to make meaningful connections and grow your network.
January 21, 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.
January 26, 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.
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.
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.
Jan
03
2022
todayNominations Due
2022 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship Nominations
Nominate a member for the scholarship today!
Learn how here.  
Jan
05
2022
todayLegislative Season Begins
2022 Legislative Session Convenes
Traditional date for Governor's "State of the State" address.
Access the legislative calendar here.
Jan
14
2022
todayNominations Due
2022 Appreciation Award Nominations
Nominate a member for the Appreciation Award.
Learn how here.  
Jan
14
2022
todayNominations Due
2022 Friend of The Council Nominations
Nominate a non-member for Friend of The Council.
Learn how here.
Jan
21
2022
todayApplications Due
2022 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship 
Apply for the scholarship today!
Learn how here.  
Feb
10
2022
todaySave the Date
2022 NYSCOSS Budget Briefing
Gain access to virtual briefing if register for 2022 Winter Institute.
State Budget resources here.
Feb
17
2022
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.
Apr
01
2022
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

William H. Johnson, Ed.D.

2021 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Retired Life Member 2020

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.
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Why should I join NYSCOSS?

July 1, 2021

The Council helps school superintendents and its members succeed on behalf of the children and communities they serve. Through membership you can make lasting connections, access tools and resources, receive high quality professional development and be a part of a community of educational leaders. Download our membership brochure or contact Associate Director of Membership Melanie Seiden at melanie@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. 

Access Call for Proposal here. Deadline for submission is December 13, 2021. Registration and housing details opens December 8, 2021!
Publications

Councilgram: Connecting the School Leadership Community

Featured in this Issue:

  • 2021-2022 New York State Superintendent of the Year Announced!
  • See images and articles from the 2021 Fall Leadership Summit
  • Broadband Deployment and On-Line Education: Solutions for Accessibility 

Job Board

 

  • Superintendent of Schools

    East Moriches UFSD
    East Moriches, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools       

    Croton-Harmon
    Croton-on-Hudson, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools

    Holland-Patent CSD
    Holland-Patent, NY

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