James Saitta Named Director of Facilities

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The Lynbrook Board of Education has appointed James V. Saitta to serve as the district’s new Director of Facilities, effective July 31.

With 18 years of supervisory experience, Mr. Saitta served since 2008 as the Director of Facilities for the North Merrick Union Free School District. Among his duties, he supervised the daily activities of the custodial, maintenance, security and grounds staff, created and implemented a long range capital improvement plan for the district and planned, presented and managed capital projects, including a $14,650,000 bond project. He also wrote bid specifications and held bid openings, hired and monitored the progress of outside contractors, worked in conjunction with architects to facilitate capital projects and worked in conjunction with district PTA, residents, government agencies and outside organizations to generate grants and donations to improve district facilities.

Prior to his tenure at North Merrick, Mr. Saitta served as the director of facilities, operations and transportation for the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District. He began his facilities career as a custodian for the Hicksville Union Free School District in 1995 and later served as head custodian for the Jericho and Manhasset Union Free School Districts.

Mr. Saitta holds an Associate’s degree in business administration from SUNY Farmingdale. He is currently working to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology-facility management at the same university. He also holds multiple professional licenses and certificates. Among his leadership positions, Mr. Saitta has served as the vice president of the Nassau County Chapter of the Director of Facilities Executive Board and the chairman of the Nassau County School Facilities Custodial Workshop and Professional Development Conference. He received the 2015 SCOPE Administrator’s Service Award for Exemplary Leadership and Service.