The Becton Regional School High School District's Facilities Management department is responsible for maintaining and operating a beautiful, sustainable learning environment and ensuring the safety and well-being of the district’s students, staff, and school community. The department is also responsible for regulatory compliance for worker safety and environmental protection which includes chemical safety, EPA-regulated waste management practices, and safety awareness campaigns. The Facilities Management department is dedicated to excellent customer service in all aspects of its operations.
Public school buildings are primarily for use by public schools and their programs. The Becton Regional High School District is at the heart of the community. With a strong tie between the district and the people it serves, collaborative opportunities exist when it comes to facility use. Therefore, the Board of Education believes in the benefits of community use of school facilities if such use does not conflict with the educational program of the schools and when such use does not place the district in a vulnerable position regarding liability.
The Board of Education reserves the right to refuse rental services for activities that in the sole judgment of the board are illegal, violent, immoral, may endanger the health or safety of persons involved, or may result in damage to school property. The Board further reserves the right at anytime, to establish and revise rules, regulations, and fees for use of school facilities. Initial and continued use of school facilities will depend upon compliance with the rules and regulations of the Board of Education policies. Failure to comply with the the USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES POLICY will result in the loss of privilege to use our school facilities.
The James Williams Performing Arts Center has been totally upgraded with state of the art lighting and sound.
|JWPAC (Auditorium)||$ 3,400.00||3,400.00|
Over 8 hours
|1/2 of full fee||$ 1,700.00||5,100.00|
|Rehearsal/Load In||$ 100.00 per hr.||100.00|
|$ 550.00 per rm.
1/2 of full fee
|$ 275.00 per room||825.00|
- Fee for the James Williams Performing Arts Center includes the following:
Heat, air conditioning, lighting, sound system, custodial fees, piano, “Marlite” dance floor, use of Cafeteria for venders and refreshments. The lighting technician is now included in the rental fee.
- Fee for the gymnasium includes the following:
Custodial fees, scoreboard and sound system
- Fee for cafeteria includes the following:
Custodial fees, air conditioning
PLEASE NOTE: The use of the kitchen not permitted by outside organizations. Food may be catered and served by an outside vendor.
SECURITY: Any organization that leases the facilities is required to have security provided through the East Rutherford Police Department. The Business Administrator for the Board of Education will contact the police department to schedule the security. One (1) uniformed security personnel must be present for practices and rehearsals. A minimum of two (2) uniformed security personnel must be present for competition, recitals and shows. The hourly rate for security personnel is $25 per hour. Security must be provided for rehearsals, competitions, recitals, performances, athletic events and social gatherings. Uniformed police officers will be required on an as needed basis or at the discretion of the Becton Regional High School District. The hourly rate for a police officer shall be $50/hour. Security personnel and police officers must be present one hour before an event and one hour after the event. The fee for security will be billed by the Board of Education on the final invoice after the event.
Lead Drinking Water Testing Sampling Plan
All testing was performed in accordance with the Department of Environmental Protection. On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 we closed the building at 9:00 PM. The building had to sit unoccupied for 8 hours before testing. Westchester Environmental arrived Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 5:00 AM and performed the first draw samples on all fountains and sinks that needed to be tested. At that time, all labels with the identification numbers were installed on all fountains and sinks.
We received the results of the first draw on November 29, 2016. Any fountains or sinks that came back above 15.5 parts per billion was shut down and isolated. The second part of the sampling is the follow up flush samples.
All repairs that were needed to correct the problems were performed by the Becton Regional maintenance staff. We replaced every bubbler on every water fountain. The old bubblers that were on the water fountains had plugged screens and were possibly lead lined. The new bubblers come lead free (see attached). We replaced faucets that were old and corroded in the faculty rooms and re-piped under the sink in the first floor faculty room. We removed all strainers on the faucets and cleaned and soaked them in CLR. We flushed the screens and installed them back on the faucets.
We performed a complete flushing of the water system on Monday, December 12, 2016. We flushed the domestic hot water system from the boiler room. We had to flush the hot water return line until it started running cold water. The hot water system needed to be flushed because the building has several mixing valves which can mix hot water into the cold water. All cold lines were flushed in all the fountains, the custodial room sinks, the kitchen sinks and the faculty rooms. Westchester Environmental returned at 4:30 AM on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 to perform the flush samples. The sink or fountain being tested can run for 30 seconds before taking the samples.
After all the repairs and the proper flushing was completed, the final results came back below the 15.5 parts per billion except one fixture that was valved off and closed.
Suburban Testing Labs Lead Drinking Water Testing Result
Annual Integrated Pest Management Notice
Dear Parent, Guardian, or Staff Member:
This notice is being distributed to comply with the New Jersey School Integrated Pest Management Act. The Becton Regional High School District has adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy and has implemented an IPM Plan to comply with this law. IPM is a holistic, preventive approach to managing pests that is explained further in the school's IPM Policy included with this notice.
All schools in New Jersey are required to have an Integrated Pest Management Coordinator OPM Coordinator) to oversee all activities related to IPM and pesticide use at the school.
The IPM Coordinator for Becton Regional is:
Name of IPM Coordinator: Philip Caputo
Business Phone Number: 201-935-3007
Business Address: 120 Paterson Avenue East Rutherford NJ 07073
The IPM Coordinator maintains the pesticide product label, and the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) (when one is available), of each pesticide product that may be used on school property. The label and the MSDS are available for review by a parent, guardian, staff member, or student attending the school. Also, the IPM Coordinator is available to parents, guardians, and staff members for information and to discuss comments about IPM activities and pesticide use at the school.
As part of the school pest management plan, Becton Regional may use pesticides to control pests. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) register pesticides to determine that the use of a pesticide in accordance with instructions printed on the label does not pose an unreasonable risk to human health and the environment. Nevertheless, the EPA and the DEP cannot guarantee that registered pesticides do not pose any risk to human health, thus unnecessary exposure to pesticides should be avoided. The EPA has issued the statement that where possible, persons who are potentially sensitive, such as pregnant women, infants and children, should avoid unnecessary pesticide exposure.
AHERA Yearly Notification Form
Dear Parents, Teachers, Building Occupants, and Employee Organizations:
In the past, asbestos was used extensively in building materials because of its insulating, sound-absorbing, and fire retarding capabilities; virtually any building constructed before the late 1970s contained some asbestos. Intact and undisturbed asbestos materials generally do not pose a health risk. Asbestos materials, however, can become hazardous when, due to damage or deterioration over time, they release fibers. If the fibers are inhaled, they can lead to health problems, such as cancer and asbestosis.
In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (A-HER-A) which requires school’s to be inspected to identify any asbestos containing building materials. Suspected asbestos-containing building materials were located, sampled (or assumed) and rated according to conditions and potential hazard
Every three years, the Becton Regional High School District has conducted a reinspection to determine whether the condition of the or assumed asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) has changed and to make recommendations on managing or removing the ACBM. At the last reinspection, all materials listed in the Management Plan as asbestos containing (or assumed to be asbestos-containing) were inspected and appropriate response actions were recommended.
The law further requires an asbestos management plan to be in place by July 1989. The Becton Regional High School District developed a plan, as required, which has been continually updated. The plan has several ongoing requirements: publish a notification on management plan availability and the status of asbestos activities; educate and train its employees about asbestos and how to deal with it; notify short-term or temporary workers on the locations of the asbestos containing building materials; post warning labels in routine maintenance areas where asbestos was previously identified or assumed; follow set plans and procedures designed to minimize the disturbance of asbestos containing building materials; and survey the condition of these materials every six months to assure that they remain in good condition.
During the past year, asbestos containing building materials have been removed, encapsulated, or enclosed in the following building: Henry P. Becton Regional High School.
It is the intention of the Becton Regional High School District to comply with all federal and state regulations controlling asbestos and to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure students and employees a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work. You are welcome to review a copy of the asbestos management plan in the administrative office of the school during regular business hours.
Supervisor Building, Grounds & Transportation