11/15/2017: From October twelfth to the fourteenth, the New York State School Boards Association, (NYSSBA) held its’ 98th Annual Convention and Educational Expo. Held at Lake Placid, at an elevation of around 1,900 feet, NYSSBA’s theme of “Taking Education to New Heights” seemed appropriate. Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) couldn’t be prouder to have been a part of this expo for our 12th consecutive year.

The expo allows for a great space to learn, connect and build relationships with other like-minded school board members, businesses and individuals who value the impact of education and recognize all aspects involved in creating an educational environment. “You can choose from nearly 100 workshops addressing important topics such as homelessness, heroin and opioid use, a school district’s legal requirements on numerous issues, a board member’s fiscal responsibilities and more. You’ll have an opportunity to interact with nearly 200 vendors and network with 2,100 fellow board members, superintendents and others,” says Susan Bergtraum, President of NYSSBA. To learn more about NYSSBA, go to http://www.nyssba.org/.

As our own way to encourage the education and knowledge with the school districts, every year MSA holds a lottery for a $250 grant for a School Media Center. We place it at our booth and encourage anyone who stops by to put in their information as a chance to win. This year’s lucky winner is none other than Anthony White, a board member from Beacon Schools. 

Previous grant winners:

  • Mount Vernon CSD
  • Fire Island UFSD 
  • Peekskill City School District
  • Cooperstown Central School District 
  • Half Hollow Hills CSD 
  • Southern Westchester BOCES 
  • Ballston Spa Central School District 
  • Monroe 2 BOCES 
  • Briarcliff Manor UFSD 
  • Greenwood Lake Union Free School District 
  • Marlboro Central School District 
  • Enlarged City School District of Middletown 
  • Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District 
  • Florida Union Free School District

For more information about the firm go to http://www.shilale.com. Contact Michael Shilale directly by calling 845-708-9200.