Operations and Maintenance


The Southern Westchester BOCES Operations and Maintenance office provides a clean, safe, well-maintained and healthy environment to all Southern Westchester BOCES owned and leased facilities. The Operations and Maintenance staff is responsible for cleaning, maintenance, alterations, repairs, fuel, electricity, telephone services, messenger services and general management services to ensure that BOCES facilities meet all federal, state and local regulations.


 As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants. Stormwater can flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Polluted runoff is the nation’s greatest threat to clean water. By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings, and automotive fluids off the ground and out of stormwater. Adopt healthy household habits and help protect lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands, and coastal waters. Remember to share the habits with your neighbors!

Permit GP-0-15-003 expired in March 2024. Please note that there is no MS4 inspection required for 2024. See timeline below explaining the transition period to the new permit GP-0-24-001. 

  • January 3, 2024 – Effective date of new permit GP-0-24-001 (EDP)
  • January 3 to January 2 – Annual reporting year
  • February 20, 2024 – Electronic notice of intent (eNOI)
  • March 4, 2024 – Interim coverage under GP-0-15-003 expires
  • July 3, 2024 – Six (6) months from the EDP
  • October 1, 2024 – Interim progress certification
  • April 1, 2025 – First annual report


Please contact Michael O'Keefe to report illicit stormwater discharges





Eric Nygard 
Secretary to School Administrator
914-937-3820  Ext 4516

O & M Forms

 Please download this form to complete and submit for approvals. 

Application for Use of School Buildings and or Grounds.pdf 

Mandate Lead Testing in New York Schools

Revisions to the Public Health Law (PHL) Section 1110 went into effect on December 22, 2022. (Please note important changes below)

  • Action Level lowered from 15 ppb to 5 ppb
  • Compliance monitoring will be every 3 years (previously every 5 years)
  • “Lead-free” buildings no longer exempt from testing requirements
  • All water provided to school staff/students in response to an outlet being taken out of service must be free of charge
  • Schools must now include copies of lab reports of the lead testing results on their websites
  • Schools must complete initial first-draw sampling for the 2023-2025 Compliance Period between: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2025

Current testing results can be found using this link, NYS Schools Lead Testing Results

For information, please see DOH Lead in Water Updates


2023-2025 Districtwide Lead in Drinking Water Sampling and Remediation Plan


AHERA Re-inspection Overview

The federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to be re-inspected for all known or assumed asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM), friable and non-friable, in all facilities which are owned, leased, or otherwise used as a school building every three years. The 2022 triennial re-inspection must be completed no later than July 8, 2022

Administration Building AHERA 3 Yr Triennial Reinspection 0822

Center for Career Services AHERA 3 Yr Triennial Reinspection 0822

Center for Special Services AHERA 3 Yr Triennial Reinspection 0822

Saint Gabriel's AHERA 3 Yr Triennial Reinspection 0822

Saint Matthew's AHERA 3 Yr Triennial Reinspection 0822

Southern Westchester BOCES AHERA 3 Yr Reinspection Summary 0822