Welcome to the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents

In Memoriam: Regent Judith Johnson - posted 10/23/19

The Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents, Inc. (LHC) is a non-profit educational corporation representing a group of 73 school districts and 4 BOCES, spanning a four county region - Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester - north of New York City.


Call For Action: Responding to the Tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (2/2018)

Call for Action: Responding to the Mass Murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School (12/2012)

Letter to Westchester NYS Assembly and Senate Members - Re. Legislation amending rate-setting mechanism for Special Act Public School Districts (Bill# A5618 Abinanti/S4530 Murphy). Read Letter

Update school aid to reflect costs of equity: View
The Journal News - Mark Fox-Alter - Jan. 23, 2017

Public School Funding


Sustainability and Stability for the Success of All Public School Students | Advocacy for Public School Funding

- LHCSS Advocacy Platform





School aid hikes offset cap problems, but troubles loom

Letter: Want to stem opt-out movement? Rebuild trust
Mary Fox-Alter

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

LHCSS 2014-2015 Advocacy Agenda

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: