The District Superintendent is the Chief Executive Officer of Southern Westchester BOCES and serves as the Education Commissioner’s representative in the region. He is also a liaison between local districts and the state Education Department.
Responsibilities of New York’s 37 District Superintendents are established by the legislature and the commissioner to provide cost efficiency for participating districts and decentralization for the Education Department.
Districts are not charged for the following services:
◊ Facilitating communications and cooperation among districts, the state Education Department, and other public and private agencies;
◊ Interpreting and clarifying Education Law, Commissioner’s regulations, and policies that affect education in the region;
◊ Serving as regional contact for state initiatives, such as the new state standards and assessments;
◊ Assisting in developing educational policy and working with legislators on behalf of public education;
◊ Reporting to the commissioner and working with state Education Department staff;
◊ Assisting with reorganization issues and studies in participating districts;
◊ Conducting superintendent searches for local districts;
◊ Investigating and ruling on boundary disputes between districts;
◊ Providing advice and counsel to local boards of education and in-service education for local superintendents; and
◊ Approving BOCES service contracts and cross contracts.
To participate in these services, call (914) 937-3820 or email email@example.com.