About Our Chapter

The Southeastern Chapter of the NYSSFA represents Facility Directors, Managers, and Superintendents of Buildings & Grounds for school districts across Putnam and Westchester Counties.

A Commitment to Our Schools

Much more than four walls, a roof and a whiteboard, today’s school buildings and campuses are extremely complicated — as is the job of maintaining them. As a result, today’s directors of school facilities have myriad responsibilities requiring them to know engineering and architecture, health and safety, education, finance and human resource management.

The New York State School Facilities Association (NYSSFA) serves as a voice for more than 600 Directors of School Facilities, Facilities Managers, Head Custodians, Health and Safety Coordinators, and other key school facilities personnel. The Association provides its members with professional development opportunities, legal advice, facilities resources, education and training and more.

NYSSFA has maintained a vocal and visible presence among state lawmakers and policymakers to promote facilities managers and the importance of having strong maintenance programs at our schools.

As one of 18 state chapters, the Southeastern Chapter represents area members and our website is here to provide information on training and education, upcoming events, and separate directories of our chapter members and business partners.

Our monthly meetings and events provide a forum for discussion of key issues facing our schools and possible solutions, building strong professional relationships, and opportunities for advancement in your field and professional organization.

Topics might include:

  • Rescue standards
  • Purchasing
  • State regulations
  • Staffing issues and solutions
  • Best cleaning practices
  • Roof maintenance and repair
  • Boiler optimization
  • Irrigation of athletic fields
  • Lead abatement
  • Mold remediation
  • Preparing for summer projects

Whatever the specifics, chapter participants exchange information on pressing local issues, and serve as a source of mutual support. Chapters also provide opportunities to learn about new vendor products and services, and connect with the state Association.

Dobbs Ferry Flagpole

Dobbs Ferry High School

Putnam Valley School District

Putnam Valley High School

White Plains Eastview

Eastview Middle School, White Plains, NY

Horace Greeley Chappaqua - New Field

New Field & Track, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, NY

Our Mission & Goals

Take a Leadership Role in Facilities Management Issues 

Provide Members with Opportunities for Professional Development 

Network with Peers and Associates to Maximize our Effectiveness 

Conduct our Business with a Spirit of Unity and Respect

Help Provide a Quality Learning Environment for Students

Enhance the Working Environment for Faculty and Staff

Southern Westchester BOCES - Harrison, NY

Southern Westchester BOCES – Harrison, NY

Member Discounts for Retirees

Good news for our retirees! We value our retirees and would like see you attend our functions. The executive board recently voted in favor of discounting the cost for retirees to attend monthly meetings and special functions. Here is how it will apply to you.

SBGA Southeastern Zone Chapter Retirees

Edward Braddick, ewb52@optonline.net
Tom DiBuono, tommydibuono@gmail.com
Ed Kear, erkear3@verizon.net

Fully Retired Members, not drawing an income from a school district or working for a vendor who provides services to school districts.

  • Monthly Meetings: Free of Charge
  • Special Functions: 50% Discount

Retired but working for a School District or a Vendor doing business with school districts.

  • Monthly Meetings: 25% Discount
  • Special Functions: 50% Discount






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The Southeastern Chapter of the NYSSFA represents a diverse group of highly skilled professionals who help maintain and improve our schools. Our scope of responsibilities covers everything from building maintenance and custodial; to systems management and installation; budgeting, planning and procurement; to policies, staffing, enrichment and skills advancement. 


In short, the day to day decisions and actions we take affect our entire system.