The Council of Administrators and Supervisors (CAS) is the largest professional organization of school administrators and supervisors on Long Island. For over 50 years, 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), our state-wide administrative and supervisory organization. ESSAA has more than 3,000 members, has direct access to the Commissioner of Education, the Regents, and the Legislature. (ESSAA website is http://essaa.org).
An association of independent and self-governing local school district bargaining units, CAS is governed by an elected executive board, which meets monthly to provide oversight and direction and to design personal and professional development events for members. Each year, CAS members meet to honor outstanding administrators, recognize CAS Scholarship recipients and recognize the contributions of our recent retirees at two delegate assembly meetings. All members are welcome to attend our workshops at no cost and to attend our delegate assemblies at a nominal fee.
To provide first-class legal services and to help units negotiate fair and equitable contracts, we maintain a comprehensive legal office in Hauppauge with two experienced full-time attorneys and an office manager to provide timely and convenient service.
All members of CAS are entitled to the following legal services:
- 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
- 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