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.

Federal COVID-Relief Funding

Access a collection of resources to help understand the requirements and opportunities attached to the federal assistance coming to most of New York's school districts.

Easy to Read School Aid Run - Plus Details

Access an excel spreadsheet allowing users to create an easier way to read School Aid run for any district passed on the state budget passed by the Legislature this week.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Events
September 26 - 28, 2021

2021 Fall Leadership Summit

September 26, 2021

New Superintendents Institute Fall Session

During this half-day session on September 26, prior to the opening of the Fall Leadership Summit, meet with colleagues to discuss superintendent evaluations and working with your school board during challenging times. New superintendents are also encouraged to attend a breakfast meeting with Commissioner of Education Betty A. Rosa on the morning of Tuesday, September 28th to discuss critical issues for  new superintendents.
September 26, 2021

Leveraging Strengths of Effective Supt/Cabinet Teams

Join your colleagues for an interactive session discussing effective superintendent/cabinet team dynamics. Three superintendent/cabinet member teams will share their unique experiences followed by group discussions and networking.
October 13, 2021

New Superintendents October Virtual Workshop

Join us for a virtual workshop for new superintendents discussing fiscal leadership and labor relations and negotiations.
November 10, 2021

New Superintendents November Virtual Workshop

Join us for a virtual workshop for new superintendents which include updated from the State Education Department (NYSED); hear from a panel of past NYSCOSS presidents on their career experiences; and a discuss culturally proficient leadership.
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.
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.

Important Dates to Remember

Find out what’s due when and get resources to help you succeed.
Oct
15
2021
todayFinal Application Due
New York State Superintendent of the Year Application Due
Final application due for the 2022 award process. 
Learn about process and next steps here.  
Jan
07
2022
todayNominations Due
2022 Appreciation Award Nominations
Nominate a member for the Appreciation Award
Learn how here.  
Jan
07
2022
todayNominations Due
2022 Friend of The Council Nominations
Nominate a non-member for Friend of The Council.
Learn how 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

Phyllis S. Harrington, Ed.D.

Superintendent 
Oceanside Union Free School District

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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2021 Fall Leadership Summit: The Ride of Lifetime

Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center
Saratoga Springs, NY 

September 26-28, 2021

This past year was like a series of waves . . . ever-changing, never-ending, and rippling. Every day educational leaders were the calm in stormy seas.
It is time to celebrate education and the joy of the superintendency. 

Registration now open. See our 2021 Fall Leadership Summit Website and register today!  
Publications

Councilgram: Connecting the School Leadership Community

Featured in this Issue:

  • New York Has A New Governor!
  • House of Delegate Members Announced
  • 2021 Fall Leadership Summit Education Sessions 

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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