The is hosted by the Cornell Local Roads Program.
About Highway School
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 and Tailgate Tuesday lunches. Over 700 participants, the majority being local highway and public works officials, attend the Highway School every year.
The 2024 Training Topics:
Budget, Inflation & Purchase Lead Time
Signs and Markings
A Year in the Life of a Highway Superintendent
Roads Scholar Awards
The Roads Scholar Award recognizes outstanding participation of highway personnel at the Highway School. The award was given out from 1963-1998 and restarted in 2015. The award is given out by county and accounts for attendance by all municipalities in the county: counties, towns, villages and cities.
Counties that meet certain minimum percentages of each agency in attendance will get an honorable mention as a Road Scholar County. Each attendee from a county meeting the requirements below will receive a pin listing them as a Road Scholar.
- Minimum of 75 percent of town and county agencies represented, or
- Minimum of 50 percent of all agencies (town, county, village, and city) represented.
The top three counties will be recognized as Superior Road Scholars based upon the percentages of municipalities represented. Each attendee will be given a hat in addition to the Road Scholar pin.
The maximum number of points that can be earned will be based upon the percentage of each municipal type at the School.