Critical Issues Summit
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally to Achieve Your School Facility Goals
Wednesday, March 8
Chancellors Hall at the New York State Education Department
Albany, NY

Online Registration is Open. 

This year's Summit will discuss the importance of the budgetary process, using real-time data to make informed purchasing decisions, how to collaborate on a projects with all stakeholders and best practices on moving them to completion.

Preliminary Schedule

8:30am    Registration opens with coffee service

Welcome, National Tribute and NYSED Commissioner Remarks
• Keith Langlotz, SFA President
• National Tribute performed by Hannah Eustis and Lydia Martin of Schuylerville High School's Chamber Choir
• Commissioner MaryEllen Elia (Confirmed)

10:15-11:15am Critical Issues Roundtable I: Managing Your School Facilities Budget vs Facilities Needs
The State budget and its appropriation for education aid vary from year to year, also varying school facilities department budgets. Learn how to develop a maintenance budget and plan that can weather change. Also, learn how to use data-driven information to make informed purchasing decisions and advocate for your school district’s maintenance, purchasing and construction needs.
11:30am-12:30pm Critical Issues Roundtable II: How to Collaborate with Your School Community on the Plan, Design and Completion of School District Projects
Interactive panel discussion on successful approaches to planning and managing projects when your school district’s needs exceed your means. Learn the importance of communicating with stakeholders on priorities, the art of compromise and the cost of a project delay.
12:30-1:30pm Lunch at the University Club
1:45-3:00pm NYSED Office of Facilities Planning Update
In the afternoon, Rosanne Groff, and her team from the Department’s Office of Facilities Planning will provide timely updates on policy, procedural and regulatory matters.


Closing Remarks
 • Keith Langlotz, SFA President

 Thank You Sponsors

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Sponsorship Opportunities

All Sponsorship Levels receive these key benefits:
• Recognition in the event’s printed materials and on signage at the event
• Recognition in all e-mail communications promoting the event
• Sponsor recognition on the event’s name badges
• Listing on the SFA or SFMI websites with a link to your company’s website

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