The Council exists for one purpose – to help school superintendents and its other members succeed. 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.
The Council’s 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.
The Council’s advocacy staff also helps superintendents and other members resolve issues with state agencies, and to avoid actions that can lead to problems with regulatory authorities.
State Legislative and Budget Issues
- 2018-19 Governor's Budget -- An Easy to Read School Aid Run for Any District
- 2018-19 Governor's Budget -- Initial Summary
- A Financial Sustainability Agenda for New York's Public Schools (January 2018)
- Council Letter to Regents on BOCES District Superintendent Salary & Benefits Cap
- Educational Conference Board 2018-19 School Finance recommendations
- Losing Ground: Report on the Council's Seventh Annual Survey of Superintendents on Financial Matters (October 2017)
- 2017 State Legislative Advocacy Materials
- State Legislative Advocacy Information