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January 25

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

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

New Superintendents Coffee & Conversation

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

Financial Leadership Workshop

Save the date! More information to come.
February 3

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

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

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

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.

2021 Winter Institute & Lobby Day

Fostering Connections: The Time is Now

Albany, NY | March 7 - 9, 2021

Hear from national experts in the fields of leadership, education and related areas while advocating on behalf of your school district;
opportunities for members to share best practices with colleagues.

Registration opens in January. For details, contact