Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds
93 Third Street
Camden, NY 13316
It is understood that a fee may be charged for building use, plus the additional expense incurred by the school for either additional cleaning needed or for custodial expense if the event takes place when the school normally does not have such personnel on duty. Organizations wishing to use the kitchen facilities must have a school lunchroom person on duty during period of kitchen use.
Organizations using school facilities are to be responsible for insuring that no damage, misuse of the building, or equipment, is tolerated, and that the rooms are cleaned and placed in order. All organizations must supply sufficient adult supervision for the facilities requested. Each building principal will stipulate the regulations and supervision required for this building.
Certificate of Insurance
A certificate of insurance naming Camden Central School District as an additional insured on a primary, non-contributory basis is required for all organizations. The certificate must be approved by the District prior to use. The minimum general liability limit required will be $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate, unless additional exposures are presented based upon the use by the Organization. It is recommended that any group that involves minors should have the sexual abuse and molestation coverage in addition to the regular general liability coverage. The certificate must be attached to the building use form. School sponsored events do not require additional insurance policies; however AED Certified Staff must be present.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, Outside Organizations shall indemnify and hold harmless Camden CSD, its officers, directors, and employees against claims, lawsuits, suits, judgments, costs and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees and other liabilities, arising out of or resulting from services provided pursuant to this Agreement, proved that such claim, lawsuit, suit, judgment, cost, expense or other liability is attributable to bodily injury, sickness, disease or death, or injury to or destruction of tangible property, with the exception of claims, lawsuit, suit, judgments, cost or expenses caused by negligent acts or omissions of Camden CSD, anyone directly or indirectly employed by them or anyone for whose acts they may be liable, regardless of whether or not such claim, lawsuit, suit, judgment, cost, expense or other liability is caused in part by a party indemnified hereunder.
State law prohibits the use of alcohol on school grounds or in school buildings. This will be strictly enforced and any infraction will mean immediate cancellation of use of school facilities.
Time of Use Conflicts
It is the policy of the Camden Central School District’s Board of Education that school facilities may be used by residents for activities that are educational, cultural, social, recreational, or civic in nature and conducted primarily for the benefit of district residents. However, if there is a conflict between a requested community used and school sponsored activity, the school sponsored activity will be granted use of the requested facility.
Please note that the auditorium is a highly used facility. If your event is approved, it is a highly probable that you will be asked to work with others who need the auditorium in the days before or after your event. Your flexibility and cooperation is appreciated. It is understood that the organization named above will leave the auditorium the way they found it as this applies to chairs, stands, screens, curtains, etc.
Fire Inspection Notice
Notice is hereby given that the annual inspections for 2023-2024 of Camden Elementary, McConnellsville Elementary, Camden Middle, Camden High, Maintenance Building, Bus Garage, and Administration Building of the Camden Central School District for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, have been completed and the report thereof is available at the office of the Camden Central School District at 51 Third Street, Camden, NY for inspection by all interested persons.
Pesticide Notification - Fall 2023
New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and nonpublic Elementary and Secondary schools to provide periodic written notification to all persons in parental relationship, faculty, and staff regarding the use of pesticides.
As a reminder, the Camden Central School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relationship, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. The following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:
- A school remains unoccupied for continuous 72-hours following an application;
- Anti-microbial products;
- Nonvolatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
- Nonvolatile insecticidal baits in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
- Silica gels and other nonvolatile ready-to-use pastes, foams, or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
- Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate;
- The application of EPA designated biopesticides;
- The application of EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR152.25;
- The use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps, and hornets.
In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list. If you have not yet registered to receive 48-hour prior notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school for the 2022-2023 year, please complete the form sent home with your child, or send a note in writing and return it to the
Camden Central School District Pesticide Representative at:
51 Third Street, Camden, New York 13316 or Fax 315-245-1622
The Camden Central School District uses Integrated Pest Management practices to limit our need to apply pesticides in the buildings and on the grounds. In compliance with New York State Law our district maintains and updates annually a list of staff and parents who wish to receive written notice forty-eight (48) hours prior to a pesticide application at their school facility if the building will be occupied within seventy-two (72) hours of an application. If you wish to be included on this notification list, or would like further information on our pesticide program, please contact Karen Jones, Assistant Superintendent for Business, at 315-245-1024, or write her at Camden Central School District, 51 Third Street, Camden, NY 13316.
Annual Asbestos Notification
In accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1987 (AHERA), a copy of the Camden CSD building inspection report and management plan is available for review during business hours by appointment. Please contact the Director of Facilities at 315-245-3012 to set up an appointment or if you have any questions.