Buildings and Grounds
Donald Preiss, Director
20 Route 209,
Port Jervis, NY 12771
The Buildings and
Grounds Department is responsible for approximately 415,000 square feet
of building space across five facilities.
cleaning, regular maintenance, snow removal, overseeing
construction work, and complying with all New York State
Education Department health and safety regulations.
Our team of professionals work proudly to clean and maintain our
facilities so that they are great places to learn and work.
Supervising Custodian: Thomas Oppelt
Head Groundskeeper: Steve Pagano
Clerk Typists: Joan McBride and Liz Enright
summer, construction crews are busy making needed repairs and
improvements at all schools. The projects are part of the
capital improvement referendums approved by voters on May 17,
2011 and Dec. 13, 2011, and excess funds from the 2010 $14.6
million Capital Referendum.
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During the renovations, the Middle School and Bicentennial
Elementary office staffs are working in the High School modulars.
Summer Projects include:
Installing new Middle School Roof.
Replacing windows in Route 209 Complex.
Renovating 20 classrooms in the original section of ASK
Elementary School are receiving new lighting, flooring &
Upgrading heating system at Bicentennial Elementary School.
Replacing water tank at Bicentennial Elementary School.
Renovating 6 bathrooms at ASK Elementary School.
Renovating 4 bathrooms at Bicentennial Elementary School.
Upgrading IT server room at Port Jervis High School and
installing wiring for wireless access.
Installing air conditioning in the ASK Elementary School
Installing a new exhaust system in the ASK Elementary School
Erecting three-sided storage facility on Route 209 Complex to
house maintenance and grounds equipment. This will allow
District to eliminate most of the remaining land & sea trailers
that have been used for storage.
Board of Education presentation on
Initial photos of projects
STORIES ON PAST CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS A New Look for our
windows, new bathrooms and secure vestibules. The following
presentation highlights the renovations that were made at our
schools over the summer and the fall semester.
January 10, 2012 Board of Education
2011 RENOVATION PROJECTS
July 12, 2011 Board of Education
summer construction projects at Port Jervis schools was
completed on schedule. As part of our efforts to enhance
school safety, secure vestibule entrances were added to the
front of Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School and the two
schools at the Route 209 Complex.
Additionally, crews finished the window replacement
project, replacing classroom heat/ventilation units district
wide to improve air quality and energy efficiency, renovating
five science classrooms, and making other needed upgrades at
Port Jervis High School. The majority of the summer projects
were part of the Capital Renovation and Safety Project approved
by voters in February 2010.
Capital Projects have allowed the District to address urgent
building needs since 2006. The first $14.6 Capital Project
addressed urgent building needs. The School Safety & Renovation
Project, approved by voters February 201, is addressing critical
safety, security, and energy efficiency issues. In addition to
the referendum projects, buildings & grounds staff have
refinished floors, refurbished the High School library and
to view presentation about district
air filters reduce allergens OCT.
Capital Safety & Security
NOV. 1, 2010
New digital system adds a phone to every
NOVEMBER 16, 2010
Project Update 2010
HBE & MS Gyms receive facelifts
High School receives new dugouts, spit/polish
The Port Jervis School District is required by law to maintain a
list of faculty, staff, and persons in parental relation who
wish to receive forty-eight (48) hour prior written notification
of pesticide applications at relevant facilities.
Annual Request for Pesticide
Application Notification form
In accordance with the EPA Asbestos Hazard
Emergency Response Act, the Port Jervis School
District has an asbestos management plan in
place to identify and manage asbestos building