VCSD welcomes the community to use district-owned facilities when our building/grounds spaces are not being used for school activities or business. The entire board policy and user guidelines for using district-owned spaces can be viewed here.
Facilities use requests can be made using ML Schedules. To create an account, register here. If you already have an account you may request space here. Need help? Videos and additional information on creating an account and requesting space are available here.
Additional Information About Facilities Use
- Community groups looking to use the facilities on an extenuated basis (e.g., field, gym, etc.) will need to submit proof of insurance.
- Requests must be submitted as follows:
- By Sept. 1 for winter activities
- By Jan. 1 for spring activities
- By May 1 for summer and fall activities
- Groups who need to cancel their activity must call the district office 24 hours in advance for weekday activities and by the close of business on Thursday prior to weekend activities.
- Please note that if the VCSD closes because of inclement weather or another emergency situation at one or both of its campuses, scheduled events may also be canceled.
According to state law, school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) are required to test water outlets for lead every three years, unless the state commissioner of health requests individual districts to test sooner. Voorheesville CSD is up-to-date with New York state lead testing requirements, most recently testing in April of 2021. To stay inside the new three-year window, we will perform testing again in March 2024.
The state’s action level of lead in drinking water is 5 parts per billion (ppb), reduced from 15 ppb. During the most recent testing, all VCSD drinking stations and kitchen areas were below the 5 ppb mark.
School districts are required to report the results of all water testing to the state Department of Health, the state Education Department and the local health department, and to post the results—along with remediation plans, if required—on the official district website. Our results are below:
As required by New York state, Voorheesville Central School District tested faucets throughout the district for levels of lead. The district had all locations that were previously tested in 2016 resampled for thoroughness, understanding that areas already labeled as not suitable for drinking could come back with higher lead levels than state guidelines. During this testing, a number of faucets came back with levels above state guidelines, as noted on the reports. However, all of these faucets except for one, Room 189 in the high school, were identified during testing in 2016 and marked as “Do Not Drink” faucets having non-potable water. These signs have remained in place since 2016, and these faucets are not used for drinking or food preparation.
New York adopted water testing regulations to help ensure that children are protected from lead exposure while in school. Children are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of lead, so much so that the experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization agree that there is no safe level of lead for children.
Please contact the superintendent’s office if you have any questions about these results.
Integrated Pest Management
New York State Education Law requires schools to provide written notification to all parents/guardians and staff members regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year. The district maintains a list of all individuals who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. If you would like to receive 48-hour notifications of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur, please contact Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations James Southard at 518-765-3313 ext. 102. In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list. Some pesticide applications are not subject to notification requirements, including anti-microbial products, EPA-designated biopesticides and exempt materials, and when a school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours following an application. For more information on requirements, please contact the school’s pesticide representative, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations James Southard at 518-765-3313, ext. 102.
In accordance with the EPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency response Act of 1987 (40 C FR Part 763), the Voorheesville Central School District put in place a management plan to identify and manage asbestos building materials. Periodic surveillance is done every six months.
The District’s Asbestos Management plan is kept on file in the District Office. These records are available for review during regular business hours or by making a special appointment. For more information, contact Joseph Sapienza at 518-765-3314, ext. 206
The Voorheesville Central School District has passed its annual fire inspection and submitted a fire inspection report to the NYS Education Department. The fire inspections were completed at all school buildings on October 16, 2023.
Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2023-2024 of the Voorheesville Central School District for fire hazards that might endanger the lives of students, teachers, and employees therein has been completed, and the report thereof is available for inspection in the Director of Facilities office located at Clayton A. Bouton High School 432 New Salem Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186 for inspection by all interested persons. If you would like to make an appointment to review the inspection report, please contact Neil Cary, Director of Facilities, at 518-765-3313.