Building and Grounds

The Building and Grounds Department at the Tri-Valley Central School District is responsible for the management, maintenance and repair of district buildings, athletic fields, and facilities.

Asbestos Management Plan

AHERA is a federal law enacted in 1987, which requires all school districts to re-inspect facilities for asbestos containing building materials. The District’s AHERA Management Plan is available for your review in the District Office. If you have any questions or concerns in this regard, feel free to contact Robert Whitaker, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Human Resources at 845-985-2296 x 5201.

Bernstein Theatre

The 21,411 square-foot Bernstein Theatre seats 1,012 and features state-of-the-art equipment both on stage and behind the scenes. It is equipped with the latest sound and lighting gear used in the field. This has afforded the students an opportunity to learn and operate the technologies utilized during professional productions.

The theatre is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Entrances, exits and restrooms are all structured to assist those with special needs. In addition, the Theatre is equipped with hearing assistance devices and wheelchair accessible seating.

The Bernstein Theatre is available for rental to outside organizations. A Theatre Reservation Request Packet must be completed and submitted.  Complete technical information is included in the packet.To request that a  Theatre Reservation Packet be mailed to you, call 845-985-2296 ext. 5102.

The theatre has been utilized for:

  • County-wide professional development presentations
  • Sullivan Renaissance awards ceremony
  • All County and NYSSMA festivals
  • New York State FFA Convention
  • Band and choral concerts
  • BOCES and Tri-Valley CSD graduation ceremonies
  • Dramatic and musical productions
  • Professional concerts featuring online ticket sales and reserved seating
  • Open forum meetings

Lead Testing

NYS law all public school districts to sample and test all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes in buildings that may be occupied by students.

Notification of Pesticide Application

All district staff and parents/guardians will be notified of pesticide applications performed at any school facility. A notice will be sent at the beginning of the school year which will include:

  1. Notification of periodic pesticide applications throughout school year.
  2. The availability of 48-hour prior written notification of pesticide applications to parents and staff who request such notice.
  3.  Instructions on how to register with the school to receive this prior written notification.
  4. The name and number of the school representative who can provide further information.

A separate notice will be sent to staff and parents within two days of the end of winter and spring recess and within 10 days of the end of the school year which includes the date, location and product used for each pesticide application which required prior notification and each emergency application.

The Superintendent of Schools shall ensure the dissemination of this policy and conduct any training necessary to ensure that all staff are fully informed about pesticides and pest management.

Winter Break 2023-24 Pesticide Memo

Pesticides and Pest Management

The Board of Education is committed to maintaining the integrity of school buildings and grounds while protecting the health and safety of students and staff and maintaining a productive learning environment.

The Board recognizes that pests can pose a significant risk to health and property and there may be significant risks inherent in using chemical pesticides in the school environment. Generally, pesticides will not be used on district playgrounds, turf, athletic or playing fields, unless there is an emergency. Emergencies will be handled in accordance with applicable law and regulation.

Provisions will be made for a least toxic approach to integrated pest management (IPM) for all school buildings and grounds in accordance with the Commissioner’s regulations. Integrated pest management is a systematic approach to managing pests focusing on long term prevention or suppression with minimal impact on human health, the environment and non-targeted organisms.

Use of Facilities

To request  permission to use school facilities or grounds, please call 845-985-2296 ext. 5102 to obtain a Use of Facilities form.