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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 in the fall of 2017 and is a follow-up to a building consolidation study the district had completed in 2014.


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.  A new Superintendent is expected to be in place by January 1, 2018.  You can get the vacancy notice and application form here.


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.


Castallo & Silky LLC associates Bill Silky and Alan Pole have been asked by the Cortland Enlarged City School District (N.Y.) to conduct a study exploring the district's grade configuration and facilities.  The study begins in April 2017 and will continue into the fall.


The Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) has invited Castallo & Silky LLC to assist the organization in its search for a new Executive Director.  The current Executive Director is retiring after a lengthy tenure leading CASDA.  Dr. Suzanne Gilmour will be leading this search along with assistance from associates Dr. Bill Silky and Dr. Maureen Patterson.  The search began in March, the application deadline was May 1st, and the new Executive Director is expected to start around September 1st.  The CASDA Search Committee is now in the interviewing phase of the hiring process.



Senior Associate Alan Pole and Director Bill Silky of Castallo & Silky LLC have been engaged by the Mexico Academy & Central School District to conduct a facility utilization study.  The study began during the summer of 2016 and is continuing throughout this school year.  A final report will be made to the Board of Education in its efforts to determine the best ways to arrange the school facilities now and into the future.