The Facilities Department supports student success by providing safe, healthy and inspiring learning environments. In this role, the department is responsible for the maintenance, planning, scheduling and upgrading of all school district buildings and grounds, including capital projects. Facilities staff possess expertise in trades, such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing, as well as landscaping/field maintenance, snow removal and custodial work.
SOCSD is engaged in a comprehensive, capital master planning process that involves identifying critical systems and building infrastructure needs and incorporates long-term academic goals and enrollment projections. Click here to view recent Capital Projects.
Please be advised that we are currently working with our Board of Education to review district policies pertaining to memorials and naming honors on district grounds. During this review process, all work pertaining to memorials and naming honors is on hold. In the meantime, the district is maintaining existing memorials. Once a new process is in place, detailed information will be shared with our community.
**Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, use of school grounds and facilities by outside organizations remains suspended for the 2020-21 school year.**
Starting September 25, the tennis courts at Tappan Zee High School will be open for public use by South Orangetown Central School District residents only from 6:00PM until dark on weekdays and on Saturdays from 12:00PM until dark. Social distancing must be observed and congregating on or near the courts and parking lot is prohibited. Please follow all rules and guidelines posted at the courts.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view forms posted below in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and may be downloaded free from the Adobe website. Unable to access the forms? Please contact the Facilities Office.
- Facilities Use Form (applications suspended effective March 9, 2020)
- 2020-21 Facilities Use Fees
- Facilities Use Policy 1500
- Facilities Use Regulations (Board Policy 1500-R)
- Facilities Use Handbook (Board Policy 1500-E)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Does the district allow for-profit organizations to use the facilities?
No, New York State Education Law 414 prohibits school districts from allowing for-profit organizations to use the facilities. All organizations must submit proof of 501(c) (3) status.
Who is eligible to use the district’s facilities?
According to New York State Education Law 414, school district facilities are available to non-profit organizations only. All organizations must submit proof of IRS 501(c)(3) status.
Who is required to pay for facilities use?
All groups not directly related to the district must pay the prevailing facility use rate, according to NYSED Law 414.
What are custodial charges?
A custodian must be on duty whenever a facility is in use, for safety, clean up and securing the building. Facilities users are responsible for the cost of a custodian.
When are District Facilities available?
Facilities are available for use when school is in session only. They are not available during recesses, superintendent conference days, snow days, holidays or Sundays.
- Buildings: Generally, the three elementary schools are available Monday-Friday, 6:30 – 7:45 PM. Secondary schools are typically available Monday-Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
- Fields: Generally fields are available Monday-Friday, 6:00 PM until dark and weekends, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The District has first priority on all fields; Town of Orangetown Parks and Recreation has second priority.
Is there a minimum rental period?
There is no minimum during normal school hours. Outside of the normal school hours, there is a two-hour minimum.
Does facilities use include access to technology equipment and internet?
No. The school district does not rent or provide technology equipment or internet access.
When should I submit a Facilities Use Application?
Applications must be submitted at least two weeks before an event, but no more that three months in advance. Although certain organizations must reserve facilities for seasonal use, the district reserves the right to cancel a Facilities Use Permit if it requires the space.
Can we be bumped at last minute?
While the district tries to avoid cancelling any use, in the unlikely event that this occurs, our office will try to work with you and possibly reassign your use to another facility.
Is there a cancellation deadline?
Yes. A cancellation fee is charged to organizations who do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance.