Council of School Supervisors & Administrators

local 1: american federation of school administrators, afl-cio

CSA: A brief history

CSA was born in the turbulent 1960s. The many professional organizations that represented supervisors and administrators formed the Council of Supervisory Associations in 1962 to fight for collective bargaining rights with the then NYC Board of Education. CSA recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a number of events that culminated in a gala dinner/dance at the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC.

In 1968, CSA became a labor union and changed its name to the Council of Supervisors and Administrators. In 1971, CSA was granted a charter by the AFL-CIO to organize school supervisors in NYS and on the national level; it became Local 1 of the School Administrators and Supervisors Organizing Committee (SASOC). In 1976, SASOC held its first convention in NYC and became the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA). AFSA holds its convention every three years. The NYS Federation of School Administrators (NYSFSA) was also formed in 1976.

Today CSA has 6,100 in-service members. They are Principals, Assistant Principals and Education Administrators in the city's 1,700 NYC public schools and central offices and 175 Directors in city-funded Early Childhood Education Centers. More than 9,600 retirees and their spouses have already joined our CSA Retiree Chapter.


CSA Legacy Committee:
Marvin Goodman
Manny Korman (CSA Historian)
William Pinkett