ABOUT THE COUNCIL
Edward L. Osborne, Executive Director 1968
The modern period in The Council's history began in 1967 when, at their annual fall conference at Grosingers in the Catskills, the NYS Council of School Superintendents and NYS Association of School Administrators voted to merge to form the NYS Council of School District Administrators. The merger had been contentious because of the perception among some superintendents that supervising principals did not enjoy the same stature and would dilute the prestige of the organization.
The size of the organization dictated the need for full time staff and Edward. L. Osborne announced his retirement from the Batavia school superintendency to become The Council's Executive Secretary in 1968. Osborne will be remembered for overcoming the rifts in the new organization and making the merger a true success.