Facilities Planning

Welcome to the Facilities Planning website!


  • The Office of Facilities Planning has been working hard to reduce the time between submission of a school district capital project to our office and the issuance of a building permit.  This work is ongoing, but we have identified some adjustments we can make to eliminate at least some of the sticking points in our process.  In order to implement these changes, we will need to make temporary alterations to our workflow in order to build the capacity we need to be more effective in the long term.   Please see the following links to a memo explaining the upcoming change in our project review process, and to Frequently Asked Questions about the process change:
  • As noted in the memo regarding our process change, the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation/Oswego BOCES (CiTi BOCES) will be requesting proposals from third-party architectual/engineering vendors.  Please see the following link to the CiTi BOCES website where the request for proposals will be posted:


  • New York State is participating in the seventh year of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) program.
    • Public and non-public schools are invited to apply to the New York State Education Department Office of Facilities Planning for this national recognition starting on July 10, 2017.  New York State Green Ribbon Schools application materials and submission details are located on the Office of Facilities Planning web site at the following link:




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Our mission is to ensure safe, healthy, comfortable, and acceptable educational facilities which promote effective and efficient learning for all New York students regardless of where they live.

We will accomplish our mission by establishing clear expectations and standards for school facilities. We will work with parents, teachers, administrators, designers, facility directors, contractors and the community to set in motion mechanisms for school improvement statewide.

Contact info: Brendon Mazza, webmaster.  ph. 518-474-3906; fax 518-486-5918

Last Updated: August 4, 2017