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Facilities

Joe Matteis

Facilities
203-891-8020
jmatteis@orange-ed.org

You must submit a Building Use Request form for all activities taking place after school hours. If you have any questions, contact Cindy Maltais at cmaltais@orange-ed.org .

Use of School Facilities

It is the policy of the Orange Board of Education to encourage the community use of school buildings when such use is in the public interest and does not unreasonably conflict with school activities. Anyone wishing to use a school building is required to complete an application for the use of a building, grounds, or equipment. The process of formally requesting the use of school facilities is, as follows:  

  • A person seeking the use of school facilities may obtain a Request for Use of Facilities form on our website (www.oess.org) or at the district offices. 

  • The completed original Request for Use of Facilities form should be submitted to the Business Administrator or his/her designee. It must be accompanied by a Certificate of Liability Insurance for a minimum of $1,000,000, naming Orange Board of Education as the Certificate Holder.  

  • The Business Administrator or his/her designee shall determine if the school facility is available on the requested date(s) for the particular event or activity. 

Since school buildings and grounds are public property, the Board of Education may make them available for purposes other than education when they are not in use for school purposes. The use of school facilities for school purposes has precedence over all other uses. 

  • During the week buildings will be available for use 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Requested use of facilities should be made as far in advance, with a three (3) week minimum notice required when possible. All requests for the use of any facility shall be presented to the Business Administrator or his/her designee on a Request for Use of School Facilities form available at the District Offices or on our website (www.oess.org). 

  • The sponsoring adult shall be responsible for taking attendance of all participants and shall not leave the property until all participants under his/her supervision have departed.

  • At no time should any doors be propped open for others to enter the building.  The person responsible for the group must let all participants into the building to take attendance.

  • Persons attending any functions must confine themselves to the areas assigned for their use.

  • Smoking is prohibited anywhere (in any area within the school building or outside of the school building) on school property.  

  • The utilizing organization will assume financial responsibility for all damage, destruction or loss of school property occurring while the building is being used by them. 

Please click the link below for a copy of the Request for Use of Facilities to submit to the Central Office for approval.

Download REQUEST FOR USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES form

 
Of Note:
Solar was installed at Race Brook, Turkey Hill and Peck Place in 2016.
 
Districts' contracted bus services had new two way radios installed along with four new base stations at each school in 2016.
 

Orange Elementary Schools are comprised of four school buildings spanning a combined total internal area over 200,000 square feet.

Race Brook School was originally constructed in 1959. An 11,950 square foot addition was completed in 1989. In 2006, school construction was completed on another 8,000 square feet, bringing the building's total square footage to 56,150.

Through the town's 2013 bond of 8 million dollars Race Brook had a complete new EPDM roof installed. New High Efficient gas boilers installed replacing the original oil boilers. New classroom heating vents installed. BMS was installed replacing pneumatics to control building temperatures.

A school security system was installed with state of the art technology. All of above work was completed in 2014.

In 2016 new LED lights where installed in the interior and exterior of the school through the U.I. 0% financing program. A renovation of the parking lot was completed in 2018 adding additional parking spaces to the former tennis court area.

Turkey Hill School was originally constructed in 1964. A 7,500 square foot addition was completed in 1989. The building's internal area spans a total of 54,124 square feet. In 2005, the building received a partial roof replacement over the cafeteria and gymnasium areas.

Through the towns 2013 bond of 8 million dollars Turkey Hill had a complete new EPDM roof installed. New High Efficient gas boilers installed replacing the original oil boilers. New classroom heating vents installed. BMS was installed replacing pneumatics to control building temperatures.

School security was installed in 2014 with state of the art technology.

2016 new LED lights where installed in the interior and exterior through the U.I. 0% incentive program.

Peck Place School was originally constructed in 1968. In 2006, school construction was completed on an 8,000 square foot addition, bringing the building's total square footage to 60,576.

January 2014 Peck experienced 2 major water breaks during the so called Polar Vortex. The damage was caused by the original construction of domestic water pipes on exterior walls. The damage was extensive and forced relocating Peck to Yale campus. The school was completely redone with new floors, ceilings, lighting, carpets, painting, gym floor, new heating vents and fully a/c classrooms and new ADA compliant classroom cabinetry was installed. Total cost of project 1.9 million dollars. Peck was ready to go for the start of the new year in September 2014.

Bond monies spent out of the 2013 fund of 8 million was for security with state of the art technology. New EPDM roof replacing original roof. New paved parking and drop off area.

Mary L. Tracy School was completely renovated in 1989. With a total of 49,550 square feet, this building serves as both school as well as Central Office. During the summer of 2005, construction was completed on a full roof replacement.

In 2014 again through the towns 8 million dollar bond MLT had a complete make over on the exterior trim replacement and painting.

Security system installed with state of the art technology in 2014.

2016 through the UI 0% incentive, all the interior classrooms and board offices have LED lighting, this also includes the exterior lighting.