The North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education has asked Dr. Silky of Castallo & Silky LLC to facilitate
a community advisory committee examining options for the district to provide swimming pool access to students and the community.
The study will be conducted between January and May 2018 with a report presented to the Board in late May.
The Arkport and Canaseraga Central School Districts (NY) have again invited Castallo & Silky LLC to study
the possibility of the districts merging into one. In this most recent study invovling the two districts, this is a
study in which Arkport would annex Canaseraga. Castallo & Silky LLC has conducted similar
studies in the past involving these two school districts. The study is being completed in spring and early summer 2018.
Bill Silky, Alan Pole and Deb Ayers (a new associate) are conducting this effort.
The Board of Education in West Valley Central School District (N.Y.) has appointed Castallo & Silky LLC as its consultant for a Pre-Merger Study involving the district
and two other area school districts. Associates Suzanne Gilmour and Steve Bocciolatt are working with Bill Silky during
the late fall 2017 and spring 2018 to complete this study.
The Massena Central School District (N.Y.) has asked Castallo & Silky LLC to conduct a study of its grade level and building configuration.
Associates Jessica Cohen and Alan Pole will lead the study for Castallo & Silky LLC. The study
is to be conducted during the 2017-18 school year and is a follow-up to a building consolidation study the district had completed
The Canisteo-Greenwood Central School District (N.Y.) Board of Education has asked Castallo & Silky LLC to provide assistance in its search for a new
Superintendent of Schools. Alan Pole is working with the Board. The application deadline is December 22, 2017
and the new Superintendent is expected to be in place by July 1, 2018. The application period has closed and the Board
is in the interview phase now.
The Oneida City School District has invited Castallo & Silky LLC to conduct a grade organization and facility study for the district.
This study will be led by associates Alan Pole and Jessica Cohen and has begun in May with an expected completion date of
around June 1, 2018.
Elizabethtown-Lewis and Westport Central School Districts have invited Castallo & Silky LLC to do a merger feasibility
study of the two districts. The boards of these two districts reached their decisions following a pre-merger study that
Castallo & Silky LLC completed last year. The pre-merger study found that these two districts of
the three involved in the pre-merger study made the most sense to take it to a full study. Bill Silky and Alan Pole
are the two associates assigned to this project. The study is anticipated to be completed around May 1, 2018.