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Kosta Diamantis
Director, Office of School Construction Grants & Review
Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

President-Elect & Secretary
Paul Bakalis
Executive Director
Arizona School Facilities Board

Immediate Past President
Joseph da Silva
School Construction Coordinator
Rhode Island Dept of Elementary Education

Michael Pickens
Executive Director, School Facilities & Transportation Services
West Virginia Department of Education

Southern Region Representative
Brad Montgomery
Director, Academic Facilities & Transportation Services
Arkansas Department of Education

Northeastern Region Representative
Bernard E. Piaia, Jr.
Director of the Office of School Facilities
New Jersey Department of Education

Midwestern Region Representative
Gary Schwartz
School Facilities Consultant
Iowa Department of Education

Western Region Representative
Michael Elliott
State School Fund Coordinator
Oregon Department of Education

At-Large Representative
Juan Mireles
Director of Facilities & Transportation Services
California Department of Education

The Council is governed by an elected nine-member Board of Directors. The state members define the needs and priorities of the National Council. The Board of Directors guides the activities of the organization.


Research the Conditions of Our Nation's School Infrastructure

The 2016 State of the Schools Report  provides a state and national analysis of 20 years of maintenance and operations spending and capital construction investments on our nation's public school facilities. Aditionally, an infographic  was created to visually present the nation's PK-12 school infrastructure conditions.

The 2013 Report Card on America's Infrastructure - Schools, prepared by the American Society of Civil Engineers, gave our nation's school infrastructure a D grade. Learn why our school buildings scored so low.

Learn More about U.S. States Capital Outlay

State Capital Spending on PK-12 School Facilities, prepared by the 21st Century School Fund, examines each U.S. state's capital outlay from 2005-2008 for elementary and secondary public education facility construction and modernization.

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