New Your State School Boards Association

Call to Action: Reform BOCES District Superintendent Compensation


June 14, 2017

Legislation that seeks to update the current cap on salaries for BOCES district superintendents is pending in both houses of the state legislature. Current law caps the salary of BOCES district superintendents at 98 percent of the commissioner of education's 2003-04 salary or 106% of the salary cap applicable in the previous school year, whichever is less. This legislation would update the cap to reflect the commissioner of education's 2017-18 salary.

Take Action Now

The cap, first enacted in 1993, was intended to be regularly updated. Indeed, the cap was adjusted several times in the decade following its original enactment. However, attempts to adjust the cap since 2003-04 have stalled.

Contact your legislators and ask them to pass this bill before the legislative session ends.

Visit the NYSSBA Online Action Center to access letters to legislators on this and other NYSSBA priority bills.  


2017 Resolution Kit

The 2017 Resolution Kit is now available. Please consider submitting a resolution for consideration by the delegates at the 2017 Annual Business Meeting. As a reminder, the deadline for resolution submission is close of business, Monday July 10, 2017.

NYSSBA's Governmental Relations team will keep you up to date on these and other issues.

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