“SAANYS provided me with superior legal assistance and a personal level of care and understanding that I
would not have expected from a state level organization. I would not have been able to defend myself and keep my
job if it had not been for the high level of expertise and commitment that I had from my SAANYS attorney.”
– Central New York Principal
Legal Advice and Assistance
SAANYS’ Legal and Labor Relations Department offers comprehensive, aggressive representation on job-related matters, with no dollar cap. Attorneys are available directly and immediately. A 24/7 pager is available (800-978-6055) for access to an attorney, even during the evening and on weekends.
Labor Relations Services
Services include advice, assistance, and representation throughout the entire negotiation process. Negotiators and teams are provided with extensive resources, including multiple research databases of salary and benefit information. In addition, negotiators average 10-12 hours of pre-negotiation preparation for each unit.
SAANYS helps members meet their continuous learning needs and requirements through a year-round, comprehensive professional development program. Certificates for completed hours are available. This includes access to the SAANYS PD On Demand program.
In an effort to keep members current and informed, membership also includes two award-winning publications (News & Notes newsletter and the Vanguard & Journal magazine), and various online communications and services.
Members can be assured that their voices are heard loud and clear on issues such as education funding, tenure, mandates, retirement issues, assessments, and federal policy. A member-composed government relations committee establishes the legislative priorities for the association and lobbies those issues on behalf of fellow educators. At the request of the State Education Department, members are also regularly represented on dozens of its advisory committees, including exclusive representation on the SED/ SAANYS Assessment Committee.
$10,000 Term Life Insurance Policy and a Free Financial Profile
Members can also participate in a variety of optional life insurance programs at group rates through the Central New York Agency / MassMutual Financial Group. For more information on the free financial profile, click here.
Career Center at saanys.org
This online database of school leadership positions is free to job seekers. Members receive a monthly email alert highlighting recently advertised vacancies. Members also receive a 20% discount on job vacancy postings. Visit the Career Center now.
Abenity is a national discount provider partnering with SAANYS to bring members savings from leading manufacturers such as Target, Sears, Verizon, and Brookstone. Also save on travel, restaurants, home and garden, apparel, movies, theatre, and sporting events. Accessible via the Members Only area.
Personal Legal Services Plan
This program offers members significant discounts on non-work related legal issues through a national legal services provider. The plan includes a free simple will and unlimited phone advice and consultation upon enrollment. Learn more.
Online Defensive Driving Course
A discounted defensive driving online course provided through the National Safety Council. Members are eligible for up to a 10% discount on auto insurance and points reduction of up to 4 points. Learn more.
SAANYS is the official state affiliate of both the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals and their state / national principal of the year programs.
Whether plans include traveling the country, starting a business, or continuing in the field of education, SAANYS has multiple resources to support members’ dreams. Additional retiree services are available through an active retiree advisory board. Learn more.
Continental Home Loans Inc.
Continental Home Loans Inc. is NY State’s #1 independently held mortgage bank, and is proud to offer to SAANYS members and their families their program of no processing fee, no application fee, no commitment fee, no document preparation fee, no underwriting fee, no junk fee and reduced interest rates! The program offers easy, convenient, online shopping for excellent loan programs and the most current rates available, together with the assistance of an experienced live loan officer to guide members through the often difficult and confusing process of choosing and getting the exact loan to meet specific needs. Learn more.