School facilities professionals play a critical role in the state's education system. Today's school buildings and campuses are complicated, and so is the job of maintaining them. SFA supports the welfare of our State's schools, buildings and grounds, and the professionals responsible for managing our children's educational facilities.
Studies link well-maintained, healthy, and safe learning environments to greater student achievement and higher test scores. An investment in our school facilities is a sound investment in our students' future.
2014 Fred Hack Memorial Scholarship Program Now Open
Take advantage of this outstanding member benefit. The Fred Hack Memorial Scholarship is for children of active and affiliate members who have completed one year of full-time continuous membership at the time of the deadline date for submitting the scholarship program application. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time program of studies leading to an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree at any accredited postsecondary school.
Download the application here
2014 Critical Issues Summit a Great Success
The 2014 SFMI Critical Issues Summit: Efficiency Efforts & Strategies for Savings: School Facilities Meeting the Challenge was a big hit! Over 170 attendees including Directors of Facilities and their staff, business partners, and employees from the NYS Education department, Office of Facilities Planning joined us in Chancellor's Hall at the New York State Education Department in Albany.
School districts across the state are challenged with budget restraints, aging buildings, and outdated systems and equipment. Attendees heard directly from SED's Office of Facilities Planning coordinator Carl Thurnau, PE on how the Department is applying existing regulations to increase efficiency and achieve savings. Attendees also had the opportunity to hear updated information regarding the Director of Facilities Law from Elaine Walter
The Critical Issues Summit is a lively and educational program that proves to be a great success!
Thank you to our speakers:
Alwyn John,Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES
Anne Macera, Candora CSD
James Drew, Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES
Darrell Clisson, CDF, Liverpool CSD
Mark Potter, Liverpool CSD
Thank you Sponsors!!
2014 Advocacy Day
Support Your School Facilities!
On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 The New York State School Facilities Association participated in its annual advocacy day. It was a successful day with all 17 State Chapters participating and meeting with over 20 New York State Senators to advocate for the association. To view our Legislative materials and to learn about what the association is advocating for follow this link! 2014 Legislative Materials
Thank You 2014 Legislative Supporters
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ABS Sales Company, Inc.
ALLSTATE SIGN & PLAQUE CORP.
Ashley McGraw Architects
B.R. Johnson, Inc.
BCK-IBI Group, a NY General Partnership
Belfor Property Restoration
Branch Services, Inc.
Capital Projects Software, LLC
E.A. Morse & Co., Inc.
Edco Sales, Inc.
Hack Environmental Products, Inc.
I. Janvey & Sons, Inc.
Island Industrial Boiler
Interested in sponsoring SBGA's Advocacy Day?
Contact Association headquarters today and support NYS schools!
2013 School Facilities Innovative IDEAS Conference & Expo
School Facilities Management Innovative Ideas Conference a Big Hit
The 2013 SFMI Innovative Ideas Conference was a huge success! Professionals from New York State and beyond gathered for SFA’s Annual Conference and Expo from September 28 through October 2 at the City Center and Hilton Hotel in Saratoga Springs. The theme Innovative Ideas held up to its reputation as attendees learned the positive side of the changes that are undergoing in the school environment.