How to Join or Renew Council Membership

Explore the benefits of membership by joining the New York State Council of School Superintendents. To learn more about the benefits and services available, please review our membership brochures below or call 518.694.4877 or -mail Melanie Seiden

2020-2021 Superintendent & NYC Membership Brochure
2020-2021 Cabinet & Associate Membership Brochure


To join, simply select the appropriate membership category below! After joining, please remit payment (make checks payable to NYSCOSS) by September 1 or pay in two installments, one-half payment by September 1 and the remaining payment by February 1 to:

New York State Council of School Superintendents
7 Elk Street, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12207

Superintendent - Online Join Here!

Any chief school administrator of a New York State Public School District or Board of Cooperative Educational Services may become a Superintendent Level Member of The Council. This includes titles such as District Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools. 

New York City - Online Join Here!

Any chief school administrator of a New York City Department of Education may become a New York City level member of The Council. 

Cabinet- Online Join Here!

Any deputy, associate or assistant chief school administrator or principal of a New York State Public School District or Board of Cooperative Educational Services may become a Cabinet Level Member of The Council

Associate - Online Join Here!

Any superintendent who has retired from service and who has not been an active member of The Council for the five consecutive years leading up to retirement; any member of the administrative and supervisory staff of the New York State Education Department; any member of the instructional and/or administrative staff of a college, or department of educational administration; any member of the administrative staff of the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, or The New York State School Boards’ Association.

Retired Life

Any chief school administrator of a New York State Public School District who has been a superintendent member of The Council for a minimum of five years immediately prior to retirement. To renew your annual publication or update your mailing preference, complete and return the RLM Publication form available here!

Business - Online Join Here!

Business members are individuals who are active in a field that is allied to education and who wish to support the programs of The Council and the public education system of New York State. These business members may gain access to The Council on payment of prescribed dues of $650 per year. Business members do not have access to the Menu of Marketing Benefits or exhibiting opportunities. However, should a member wish to move to either the Premier or Signature level during the contract year, the amount paid into the business level will be applied to the higher level. Business members list of benefits include:

1. Receipt of Council publications
2. Receipt of one Membership Directory
3. Access to label purchases
4. Annual event registration at the member price
5. Half page ad in the Membership Directory
6. Participation in the Annual Golf Tournament with Council members at the Fall Leadership Summit

If you have any questions regarding the Business membership, please contact Deidre Hungerford, Associate Director of Business Development at or 518.694-4885.


If you have any additional questions or require assistance, please contact Melanie Seiden, Associate Director for Membership, at 518.694.4877 or

Melanie provides direct support to our members by answering membership questions including member online access, assisting with membership purchases, transfers and renewal. Also contact Melanie with registration questions for Council and LEAF, Inc. programs including conference registration.