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The boards of education in three school districts (Ft. Edward UFSD, South Glens Falls, and Hudson Falls) in the eastern part of New York have asked Castallo & Silky LLC to conduct a pre-merger study.  Associates Alan Pole and Deb Ayers, along with Bill Silky, will be representing Castallo & Silky LLC on the study.  The pre-merger study is intended to inform the boards if some or any possible combinations of the districts is feasible enough to consider engaging in a full merger study.  This pre-merger investigation will be conducted from January 2019 to summertime.


The Union-Endicott Central School District Board of Education has invited Alan Pole of Castallo & Silky LLC to conduct an enrollment study for the district.  Union-Endicott is a suburban district in the Binghamton area.  The study will be conducted during the January to June 2019 timeframe.


The North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education has asked Dr. Bill Silky of Castallo & Silky LLC to assist it in hiring a new Superintendent of Schools.  Ms. Annette Speach, the current Superintendent, will be retiring after a long and distinguished career in the district, the last six years as its top leader.  The deadline for applications is January 25, 2019 and the new Superintendent is expected to start on July 1, 2019.  Although the official vacancy announcement is not yet available, the application and reference release can be downloaded now by going here.


The Greater Johnstown City School District has invited Castallo & Silky LLC to assist the district by conducting a grade and facility study.  Bill Silky along with associates Alan Pole and Deb Ayers will be conducting this study for the district.  The study will be conducted throughout the winter and into the spring of 2019!


The Hendrick Hudson Central School District in Westchester County has asked Castallo & Silky LLC to examine the possible reconfiguration of grades and/or facilities for the district's three elementary schools and the middle school. Jessica Cohen and Alan Pole will be conducting this study during the fall and into the early winter 2019.


The General Brown Central School District has asked Castallo & Silky LLC to provide facilitation for their Strategic Plan. Associates Dr. Suzanne Gilmour and Dr. Maureen Patterson will lead this project. The project will begin in October 2018  and continue through February 2019.