The Highway School features short sessions of general interest in the mornings and 24-28 afternoon workshops lasting 75 minutes each. A partnership with statewide vendors supports the Pothole Picnic on the first day. Over 700 participants, the majority being local highway and public works officials, attend the Highway School every year.
The Association of Towns of the State of New York co-sponsors the Highway School, and handles all of the registrations.
2016 Roads Scholar award recipients
72nd Annual School for Highway Superintendents
12-14 June 2017
Phillips Hall, Ithaca College, Ithaca
- Ethics (Use/Misuse of municipal resources)
- Culvert Installation
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Chain Saw Safety
- Roadside Safety
- Work Zones
- Century of Experts
- Legal Panel
The Roads Scholar Award recognizes outstanding participation of highway personnel at the Highway School. The award was given out from 1963-1998 (see below for history) and restarted in 2015. The award is given out by county and accounts for attendance by ALL municipalities in the county: