Statement of New York State Council of School Superintendents on Buffalo Supermarket Shooting

NYSCOSS President Phyllis Harrington and Executive Director Chuck Dedrick issued this statement today.

2022-23 School Aid Runs for the New State Budget

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

2022 New York State Superintendent of the Year

East Syracuse Minoa Superintendent Dr. Donna J. DeSiato honored as 2022 New York State School Superintendent of the Year at Winter Institute.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

April 22 - September 16, 2022

Take Time To Take Care of Yourself

A Personal Wellness Program with NYSCOSS/LEAF & Equitable Advisors
May 24, 2022

Aspiring Superintendents Workshop

This virtual workshop, facilitated by regional superintendents, is designed to provide educational leaders who are considering a future Superintendency with an overview of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding necessary to be successful in these key leadership positions.
May 24, 2022

Pathways To the Superintendency

This virtual workshop, facilitated by regional superintendents, is designed to further prepare educational leaders to apply, interview and secure a Superintendent position.
May 25 - 26, 2022

Cabinet Leadership Summit & Women's Initiative

In partnership with WSWHE BOCES, we are pleased to offer the Cabinet & Women's Initiative Summits in Saratoga Springs. Join us for a combined event to bring together cabinet level school leaders, superintendents, and women in leadership to discuss critical topics and share best practices.
June 8, 2022

Aspiring Superintendents Workshop

Interested in learning more about the superintendency? Join us for this one-day workshop to discuss leadership and if the superintendency is right for you; the interview and search process; leadership skills for success; superintendent/school board communications; and demystifying school district finances. Hear from experienced superintendents in this interactive session hosted by Young & Wright.
June 29 - July 1, 2022

2022 Summer Retreat

The Council's 2022 Summer Retreat. The Executive Committee, Committee Chairs, Active Past Presidents and LEAF, Inc. Board of Directors, are invited to participate. If you are not a member of the listed leadership groups, your registration will not be accepted.
July 18 - 19, 2022

Summer Diversity Symposium

Join us in Ithaca, NY for our annual Diversity Symposium of Thought Leaders: Cultivating Excellence and Equity to discuss diversity and inclusion and connect in thoughtful dialogue with school districts from across New York. The summer symposium will have keynote sessions with high-caliber speakers and breakout sessions on topics of equity and inclusion throughout the two days. Networking time is built in through receptions and ample group time during the program.
July 24 - 26, 2022

Summer Institute at Harvard

The Institute is targeted to school leaders (superintendents, assistant superintendents and directors) and provides rich opportunities for personal reflection and intellectual conversations with colleagues and experts in the forefront of their fields. You will have an opportunity to hear from four Harvard faculty on issues such as leadership development, developing high quality school systems, diversity and inclusion, and student achievement. Please note that registration is limited to 35 participants.

Important Dates to Remember

Find out what’s due when and get resources to help you succeed.
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State Legislature
Scheduled end date of regular session of State Legislature.

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Statewide Budget Revote Date
School districts which do not gain budget approval from voters in May can attempt second votes.
See timeline here.
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New York State Superintendent of the Year Applications Due
Modified applications due for the 2022-2023 award process. 
Learn about details here.  
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2022 Election Primary Dates
Learn more about State Primary Election dates here.
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2022 Raymond R. Delaney Annual Memorial Scholarship Nomination
Nominate a member for the scholarship today!
Learn how here.  
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Distinguished Service Award Nominations
Nominate a retired life member for the 2022 award.
Learn how here.  
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2022 Raymond R. Delaney Memorial Scholarship 
Apply for the scholarship today!
Learn how here.   
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New York State Superintendent of the Year Application Due
Final application due for the 2022-2023 award process. 
Learn about process and next steps here.  

For New Superintendents

We offer specific support to new superintendents tailored to making their transition to the superintendency as successful as possible:

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Member Spotlight

Dr. Donna J. DeSiato

2022 New York State Superintendent of the Year

Superintendent, East Syracuse Minoa CSD

Listen to her remarks at the 2022 Winter Institute.


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 for more information.

New Videos

2022 Appreciation Award Ceremony - Maureen Donahue, Southwestern
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2022 Friend of the Council Presentation - Christina Coughlin, NYSED
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Equitable Video
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2022 Fall Leadership Summit

Together We Rise:  Shaping Education for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
Saratoga Hilton and Saratoga Springs City Center 
Saratoga Springs, NY 

September 18-20, 2022

Our Fall Leadership Summit Call for Education Proposals portal opens May 2, 2022.
Registration and housing options available first with your membership renewal after May 15, 2022. Open registration begins in June. 

Councilgram: Connecting the School Leadership Community

Featured in this Issue:

    • School Aid Promises in the State Budget
    • Scholarship & Award Opportunities
    • 2022 Fall Leadership Summit

Job Board

  • Superintendent of Schools

    Salem CSD
    Salem, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools       

    Rockville Centre
    Rockville Centre, NY

  • Superintendent of Schools

    Northville CSD
    Northville, NY

Thank You to Our Strategic Partners

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