Welcome to the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents
The Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents, Inc. (LHC) is a non-profit educational corporation representing a group of 76 school districts and 4 BOCES, spanning a four county region - Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester - north of New York City.
As the 2014-2015 school year winds down, the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents are proud of the accomplishments of all of our students, teachers, and staff. Notably, hundreds of scholars were recognized at the recent 2015 Carroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement Dinner. As we look forward to graduation and other wonderful year-end events, superintendents continue to advocate for our students, learning, and public education in our region and state.
Letter: Want to stem opt-out movement? Rebuild trust
The LHCSS is delighted to partner with Westchester Putnam School Boards Association on this powerful advocacy video - What's the Last Straw for New York Public Schools
View: Near 0% tax cap demands fair funding for schools
School districts need full state funding and mandate relief to cope with the shrinking tax cap
- Journal News Opinion Column, submitted by Mary Fox-Alter, January 5, 2016
|President Mary Fox-Alter and the Presidents of the Nassau and Suffolk superintendents associations are asking Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to take additional steps in reconsidering Common Core standards - read article.|
|Letter to the Honorable John King - January 14, 2016 - view letter|
LCHSS Superintendents In the News - Advocacy News
Several LHCSS superintendents have coordinated an effort to "Suspend and Amend the New York State Education Transformation Act of 2015; It's not too late to get it right!" The proposal and PETITION cite the need for adequate time to develop a researched-based approach to teacher evaluation and the use of student assessments.
News Channel 12, May 28, 2015
Some school leaders oppose Cuomo's education reform
Journal News, May 28, 2015
Schools chiefs: Suspend NY education bill
NYSCOSS RESOURCES: State Legislative and Budget Issues
An overview of the enacted State budget for Education and overview and commentary on the revised Teacher evaluation plan:
- Highlights of the Enacted 2015-16 State Budget for Education
- More Than A Score: Ideas for a better teacher evaluation system
- May 22, 2015 NYSCOSS "This Week in Advocacy News"
- NYSCOSS and NYSSBA Joint Statement on new Evaluation Plan
- NYSCOSS Testimony - Board of Regents Learning Summit on Implementing Changes in Teacher and Principal Evaluations May 7, 2015