Role of the District Superintendent

  • A District Superintendent is the chief executive officer of an individual BOCES. The District Superintendent is responsible for both the BOCES and its component districts. A District Superintendent also serves as the commissioner of education’s representative to the region.

    District Superintendents can provide:

    Liaison Services – The District Superintendent facilitates communications between the New York State Education Department and local districts, as well as other public and private agencies.

    Superintendent Searches – Upon request, the District Superintendent may assist component school districts in their selection process of a new school superintendent. The District Superintendent at the BOCES may serve as a consultant for recruitment, screening and evaluation of candidates.

    Consultant Services – Drawing from various resources, the District Superintendent is available to consult with school districts on a variety of educational topics including:

    • Board-administration relationships
    • New York State Board of Regents Standards
    • State education department commissioner’s regulation interpretations and clarifications
    • Management and planning
    • School boundaries
    • Reorganization and mergers