SCHRADERGROUP exhibits at PASBO Annual Conference

We were pleased to once again exhibit at the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) Annual Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on March 12-13.  For a number of years, we watched school administrators face reduced spending and then, later, a state moratorium on funding projects.  We knew Districts were challenged to maintain schools at desired levels, and frustrated by the inability to do anything new.  We’re pleased to report, however, that at this year’s conference, we couldn’t help but notice a little optimism in the air.  “It seemed as if the conference had a rejuvenated feel and atmosphere,” said SCHRADERGROUP (SG) firm principal Harry Pettoni.  We hope this is an indicator of better times to come for the school districts of Pennsylvania.

Today, 21st Century Learning Environments serve as the pinnacle of our education system and provide the way in which our students are trained to be competitive in our ever changing society.  As a leader in design for 21st Century Learning Environments, SG continues to be recognized for our innovations in educational planning and design and for continually striving to better ourselves and the world around us through thoughtful facility design and planning.

Our focus remains on the “Learner” and on constantly furthering our understanding of how each student learns best. We do not just respond to current research on learning – we often are called upon to help create and shape it.  For our clients, this translates to a commitment to contribute our passion and drive for continuous improvement and to integrate our research and expertise into every conversation we have.  Together, we explore and discover what best serves each learning environment.  Recent trends are leading to the development and implementation of STEM or STEAM schools to allow students to become creative innovators, critical thinkers, problem solvers and thought leaders. STEM and STEAM schools demand these skills.  Are your facilities prepared for the next shift? (For additional information, please contact