District Superintendent

Superintendent Services  

The district superintendent of schools is a salaried officer of the State of New York, serving both the State Education Department (SED) and the Board of Cooperative Educational Services. In this capacity, under education law, the district superintendent functions as the chief executive officer of BOCES, supervising the administration of the services BOCES provides at the request of component districts. The district superintendent is also responsible for providing leadership as a regional representative of the Commissioner of Education. In this role, the district superintendent may be asked by the Commissioner to represent him on special assignment in the school districts within the supervisory area.

The BOCES superintendent's duties also include:


Liaison Services

The BOCES district superintendent:

  • Facilitates communication between districts and the SED, interprets, clarifies and assists in the implementation of New York State Education Law and the rules and regulations of the Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education.

Superintendent Search

Upon request, the BOCES district superintendent may be called upon by a component board of education to act as a consultant in the selection of a superintendent of schools, in the recruitment, and in the screening and evaluation of candidates. This service is provided under the BOCES Administrative Service Budget. This process includes:

  • Meeting with staff and community groups
  • Developing and mailing search brochures
  • Placing advertisements in nation-wide publications
  • Screening applicants
  • Selecting finalists
  • Assisting the board in setting up a process for interviews 


Drawing upon the resources of SED and BOCES professional staff, the BOCES district superintendent consults with school districts on a variety of education issues including:

  • Implementing new state standards and graduation
  • Requirements managing and planning building projects
  • Reorganizing school boundaries
  • Participating in SED programs 

District Superintendent

Jo Anne L. Antonacci

For more information, please contact:

Jo Anne L. Antonacci
District Superintendent
3599 Big Ridge Road
Spencerport, NY 14559
Ph: (585) 352-2411
[email protected]