About CAS

The Council of Administrators and Supervisors (CAS)
1300 Veterans Highway, Suite 330
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631-761-5451
Fax: 631-761-5454
Email: casinfo@caslongisland.com

The Council of Administrators and Supervisors (CAS) is the largest professional organization of school administrators and supervisors on Long Island. For over a quarter of a century, CAS has vigorously protected the legal rights and served the professional interests of school leaders on Long Island.

As a member of CAS, you are automatically granted membership in the Empire State Supervisors and Administrators Association (ESSAA), the fastest-growing administrative and supervisory organization in New York State. ESSAA has more than 3,500 members, has direct access to the Commissioner of Education, the Regents, and the Legislature. (ESSAA website is http://essaa.org).

An affiliation of independent and self-governing local school district units, CAS is governed by an elected executive board, which meets monthly. Two delegate assembly meetings are held each year. The budget is proposed and voted on at the second delegate meeting. These meetings are open to all members.

To provide first-class legal services and to help units negotiate fair and equitable contracts, we maintain a legal office in Hauppauge. Two experienced full-time attorneys and an office manager provide timely and convenient service.

All members of CAS are entitled to the following legal services:

General:

  • Timely access to lawyers with extensive experience in New York State Education Law who have been involved in resolving numerous employment related problems
  • Vigorous legal protections against illegal employment actions by your Superintendent or Board of Education
  • Unlimited consultations and legal advice on all matters dealing with professional relationships and actions
  • Expeditious processing of grievances and formal representation at arbitration hearings
  • Legal representation in matters that come before the Commissioner of Education
  • Preparation and prosecution of PERB improper practices charges
  • Full payment of all court costs and arbitration fees necessary to protect your rights

Negotiations Support:

  • Comprehensive review and analysis of your current collective bargaining agreement
  • A library of existing agreements available for your reference and use
  • Assistance preparing your negotiating package
  • At-the-table representation (at your unit’s option), by the two most experienced negotiators of administrative and supervisory contracts on Long Island
  • An extensive database containing comparative salary and benefit information by district, region, and state
  • Preparation and filing of formal legal impasse declarations
  • Any and all other legal services necessary to arrive at a satisfactory final agreement

Personal Legal Services:

CAS members may receive legal assistance on non-job-related matters, including but not limited to the following:

  • Free first consultation
  • Free document explanation and review
  • Reduced rate on all legal services
  • Free Personal Injury Consultation