Castallo & Silky LLC has been hired by the Barker Central School District Board of Education (Niagara County) to assist with its effort to hire a new Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Bill Silky
and Dr. Suzanne Gilmour of Castallo & Silky LLC will be leading the search process. The current
Superintendent, Dr. Roger Klatt, is retiring at the end of this 2017-18 school year. The application perod closed on
January 26th and the Board is entering the interview phase now.
The Board of Education in West Valley Central School District (N.Y.) has appointed Castallo & Silky LLC as its consultant for a Pre-Merger Study involving the district
and two other area school districts. Associates Suzanne Gilmour and Steve Bocciolatt will be working with Bill Silky
during the late fall 2017 and into the early part of next year to complete this study.
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
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. The application deadline is December 22, 2017
and the new Superintendent is expected to be in place by July 1, 2018. The application period has closed and the Board
is in the interview phase now.
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.