Jason's Full Bio

Jason's Full Bio

Jason R. Van Fossen

Jason R. Van Fossen is the Maine-Endwell superintendent of schools, a position he has held since 2011. Mr. Van Fossen was the district’s High School principal from 2006 to 2011 and the school’s assistant principal from 2003-2004. He spent a year at the Windsor Central School District as High School principal, and was also a social studies teacher in the district.
 
Mr. Van Fossen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Secondary Social Studies from the State University of New York at Cortland, and his Master of Science degree in Business Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta. Mr. Van Fossen received his Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from the State University of New York at Cortland. He also holds certification in School District Administration and NYS Secondary Education: Social Studies 7-12.
 
Mr. Van Fossen is a 2011 graduate of the Broome Leadership Institute.
 
He is married with two children.

The Role of Superintendent of Schools

The superintendent is the chief executive officer of the school district and is responsible for the efficient operation of the district, and the administration of the district’s education and extra-curricular programs.
 
The superintendent is responsible for the development and high standards of performance and achievement for district students and staff. The superintendent performs all duties, and exercises all powers of the position, as prescribed by New York State education law, the NYS Board of Regents and the district board of education.
 
The superintendent’s principal duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Reports directly to the board of education in regard to the district’s education system;
  • Prepares the agenda for board meetings; submits recommendations, and all required information, to the board in all matters requiring board action;
  • Develops and recommends long-range plans to the board;
  • Develops and is responsible for administrative procedures as directed by board of education policies and objectives;
  • Is responsible for the development of the school district budget;
  • Maintains all records related to school district operations and is responsible for their access and storage;
  • Is responsible for employing qualified staff; recommends the employment, dismissal and tenure of district staff;
  • Oversees the work of the district’s district office and it’s departments;
  • Meets regularly with the district’s principals and directors to discuss items related to the district’s education program;
  • Serves as the district spokesperson and works with media to communicate information regarding the district’s education and other programs, and district policies, incidents and events;
  • Is a liaison with community groups and district stakeholders, BOCES and the State Education Department, as well as the U.S. Department of Education;
  • Communicates with the district’s auditors, attorneys, architects and other consultants;
  • Represents the district in union negotiations.
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