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Buildings and Grounds

William Knorr
Supervisor of Facilities and Support Service
Board Office
139 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-376-1025, Ext. 1239
 

A Message to the Community of Springfield

Thank you for visiting our new web site! It is the intent and desire of each person belonging to the Facilities and Support Services staff to provide a safe and attractive environment for all those who attend our schools. Whether you are here to visit, teach or learn, we hope your surroundings will enhance your stay and allow each of you to optimize the time spent at Springfield Public Schools.

William Knorr
Supervisor of Facilities and Support Service


Annual Integrated Pest Management
Notice For School Year 2014-2015

Dear Parent, Guardian, or Staff Member:

This notice is being distributed to comply with the New Jersey School Integrated Pest Management Act Springfield B.O.E. 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 (IPM Coordinator) to oversee all activities related to IPM and pesticide use at the school. 

The IPM Coordinator for Springfield B.O.E. is: William R. Knorr

Business Phone number: 973-376-1025 ext. 1239

Business Address: 101 Mountain Ave., Springfield, NJ 07081

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 a school pest management plan Springfield B.O.E.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.

Included with this annual notice is a copy of the districts IPM policy, adopted March 1, 2004 and a list of the chemicals that were used in the past 12 months.

Click on the following links to download a PDf file of each

Notification of the Use of Pesticides for the 2016-17 School Year


Notification of the Use of Pesticides for the 2015-16 School Year
Edward Walton Early Childhood Center
James Caldwell Elementary School
Thelma Sandmeier Elementary School
Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School
Jonathan Dayton High School
Pesticide Usage List (Comprehensive)


Asbestos Hazard Emergency Reponse Act Notice
To Parents, Teachers, & Employee Organizations:

The Springfield Twp. Board of Education has contracted with Environmental Remediation & Management Inc. to act as their "Designated Person" as defined under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986. AHERA requires that all educational facilities be inspected for asbestos-containing materials and develop a remedial plan of action on or before May 9, 1989. In addition, each educational facility shall reassess all identified asbestos-containing materials, or materials assumed to be asbestos, at least once every six months (periodic surveillance) and re-inspect those facilities every three years.

The Springfield Twp. Board of Education is in compliance with these requirements. The most recent Tri-annual re-inspection was performed in September, 2012, with next one scheduled for September 2015. "Periodic surveillance" inspections are performed every March and September, the next one is scheduled for September, 2014, followed by March of 2015.

Following each inspection, appropriate remedial actions are recommended to the Board of Education by an accredited Asbestos Management Planner. The remedial plans of action and the recommended schedules for implementation (Asbestos Management Plans) are available for review at the Springfield Twp. Board of Education Administrative Office, as well as in each school office.

This past year, asbestos abatement projects were undertaken at the James Caldwell School, and the Florence Gaudineer School. The abatements involved the removal of asbestos containing floor tile and mastic from various locations. The abatements were performed in accordance with all applicable State and Federal regulations and guidelines. Details of the abatements can be viewed within the Asbestos Management Plans.

We will continue to keep you informed of our AHERA compliance.

Click on the following link to download a PDf file of this letter:

Environmental Remediation & Management, Inc. AHERA Letter (August 30, 2017)

Contact Us
Springfield Public Schools
139 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
Phone: 973-376-1025

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