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Operations & Maintenance

Photo of Eagle Elementary

Operations and Maintenance Director
Gregg Nolte

Ron Shelmerdine, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds

Bob Court, Assistant Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds

Elisa A. Peters, Office Manager

(518) 439-2123

(518) 439-2264


The Operations and Maintenance Department is responsible for approximately 1 million square feet of building space across 11 facilities on 260 acres. This includes cleaning, regular maintenance, snow removal, overseeing all construction work, and complying with all New York State Education Department health and safety regulations. The department also handles all deliveries within the district.

District Facilities

 11 buildings and 10 out-buildings

 Approximately 1 million square feet of buildings

 400 classrooms

 260 acres

 26 acres of parking lots

 Oldest building: Elsmere, 1927

 Newest building: Eagle, 2008


Facility use information and rates

The district makes its facilities available to community groups during non-school hours as availability permits. Guidelines and fees for use can be found here>>


O&M Department News

Voters approve main facilities proposition; track and field proposition does not pass

The results of the March 12 Bond Referendum are as follows:
Proposition #1, the main facilities and technology improvements proposition, has passed with 2,676 votes for and 2,098 votes against.

Proposition #2, the track and field improvements proposition, has failed with 1,671 votes for and 3,103 votes against.
“On behalf of the Board of Education, I’d like to thank everyone who came out to vote tonight,” said BCSD Superintendent Dr. Thomas J. Douglas.

O&M Surplus items are up for auction!

Operations and maintenance has surplus items available at Click here for bidding instructions [PDF].



HazCom/"Right to Know" ONline Training

All Bethlehem Central faculty and staff now have the ability to complete their annual HAZCOM training requirement electronically. The training takes about 30 minutes and must be completed by Jan. 1. LEARN MORE AND TAKE THE TRANING  


Facilities improvement Project

On March 12, 2013, Bethlehem Central residents approved a $20.2 million facilities improvements capital project that will involve the maintainence of the district's main facilities.


Bethlehem Five-Year Capital Facilities Plan 

Click here [PDF] to read the June 2011 Bethlehem Five-Year Capital Facilities Plan.  This report, as required by the New York State Education Department (SED), is based upon observations made during visual surveys conducted by the project team led by CSArch Architecture|Engineering|Construction Management.

Request for Qualifications August 2012 [PDF]

Request for Energy Performance Engineering Services October 2012 [PDF]

Request for Construction Management Services March 2013 [PDF]

Building Project 

On December 2, 2003, Bethlehem Central residents approved a historic $93 million, K-12 building project designed to ensure the district has adequate space to serve the needs of students at the dawn of the 21st Century. The project has resulted in additional classroom space, modernized facilities, and safer, accessible and energy efficient schools suited to the needs of the students of today and tomorrow. MORE ABOUT THE BUILDING PROJECT



As part of the district's responsibility to comply with all federal, state and local health and safety regulations, it must make annual notifications with regard to its Integrated Pest Management and Asbestos Management plans. MORE