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The Facilities Department is responsible for approximately 210,000 square feet of building space across three facilities. This includes cleaning, regular maintenance, snow removal, overseeing all construction work and complying with all New York State Education Department health and safety regulations. The department also handles all deliveries within the district.

Vision Statement

The Facilities Department is a group of dedicated professionals whose mission is to provide a clean, orderly, safe, respectful, cost-effective and instructionally-supportive school environment in order to provide an atmosphere that allows students, faculty and staff to meet or exceed their personal and departmental goals in support of the academic mission of Cambridge Central School.

Use of Facility Requests

If an individual or outside organization would like to use any portion of the school grounds, whether it be inside or outside, a use of facility request must be filled out and submitted two weeks in advance. Requests submitted within the two-week deadline may not be accommodated. An outside organization must also include a proper certificate of insurance. No outside organization will be allowed to use any portion of the property without submitting a certificate.

Master Facilities Planning

In January 2022, the district began the process of a master facilities plan. The plan is designed to receive feedback from a variety of audiences, including students, staff members, parents and community members. The goal is to lay out a master plan for the ideal CCS facilities for the next 20 years. The planning process involves all of our facilities, including the school grounds and all of the school property.

The first part of the planning process was a survey on a number of topics related to the district’s facilities. After the district analyzed all of the survey results, it hosted community forums that were open to the public.

The district’s building committee then met to review all of the work and recommendations from the plan. The committee categorized items for a series of capital projects that will be proposed to upgrade our facilities over the next 20 years. The five major categories (in no particular order) were:

  • Auditorium renovation
  • Elementary school reconfiguration and renovation
  • Bus loop relocated to the back of the building
  • Agriculture education addition
  • Multipurpose field construction (for athletics and P.E. classes)

Building Condition Surveys

Districts must conduct building condition surveys (BCS) on a staggered schedule as assigned by the commissioner in calendar years 2020 through 2024, and every five years on that same five year cycle thereafter. The most recent BCS took place in 2020.

Annual Notifications and Lead Testing

Asbestos Management Plan

In accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987 (40 CFR Part 763), the Cambridge Central School District conducts periodic asbestos review and required inspection. Asbestos projects shall be conducted according to all applicable local, state and federal regulations. The asbestos management plan is available for review during normal business hours at the business office.

Integrated Pest Management Policy

Pesticide products may be applied periodically throughout the school year at schools in the Cambridge Central School District. Under State Education Department law, the district must maintain a list of parents/guardians and school staff who wish to receive 48-hour advance written notice of a pesticide application in the facilities or on school grounds. For more information or to request a 48-hour notification, contact Interim Superintendent Ken Facin at 518-677-2653, ext. 1010. Applications to receive pesticide notifications are also available in the main offices of our schools.

Lead Testing

In September 2016, a state law went into effect that requires all public school districts in New York to test water for lead. The law requires school districts to sample all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes in buildings that may be occupied by students and to submit those samples to a state-approved lab for analysis.