New Your State School Boards Association

What makes a school building project an aesthetic and environmental success?

On Board Online • August 14, 2017

By Timothy Bonaparte

Imagine you are touring a brand new school building. Inside, it has a creative layout and an attractive interior design. Outside, there is a beautiful facade.

But what if you had to park a quarter mile away? What if there were no sidewalks and big puddles because of an absence of infrastructure to manage storm water runoff? And what if there was nothing green in sight?

Site design and environmental sustainability are as important in school building projects as building design and construction.

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Engelbrecht named 2017 Everett R. Dyer Award recipient

FOR RELEASE: August 9, 2017  (Updated on 8/10/17)

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell


Richard Engelbrecht of the Madison-Oneida BOCES Board of Education has been named the 2017 Everett. R. Dyer Award winner by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).

The Dyer Award is given annually for distinguished school board service to a current or former school board member, who, in the judgment of the NYSSBA Awards Committee, should be recognized for outstanding contributions to public education and children in his or her own school district.


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NYSSBA Reacts to the Proposed ESSA Plan
Here is our letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo with the Association’s thoughts and concerns to the recently revised Every Student Succeeds Act draft plan.

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