More than 100 local not-for-profit organizations use school facilities to hold their meetings and activities. These include scouting troops and youth sports groups. Fees charged for the use of school facilities are designed to make this a self-supporting activity.
The BH-BL Administration Office is responsible for the coordination of facility use. Any organization wishing to use school facilities must complete a Facilities Use Form. Organizations using athletic facilities (including the gyms, fields, or pool) or engaging in fundraising activities in the schools must also purchase liability insurance naming the school district as an additional insured.
For information, contact Facilities Use Coordinator Joe Scalise at 399-9141, ext. 83307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The school district receives thousands of dollars worth of donated furniture, musical instruments, and other equipment each year. If you are considering a donation, please contact the administrator most closely involved. Alumni groups or individuals interested in creating a planned gift that could benefit this community’s children for years to come should contact Superintendent Patrick McGrath.
All donations must be recommended by an administrator and formally accepted by the Board of Education.
Senior Citizen Passes are available to all district residents who are at least 60 years old or on disability retirement. The passes admit holders free to all school events (such as plays, concerts, and athletic events) and to Continuing Education courses when there is sufficient paid enrollment for the course to be self-supporting. Passes are issued in the superintendent’s office at O'Rourke Middle School, 173 Lakehill Road, Burnt Hills.
The BH-BL Schools use volunteers in many ways, from helping pupils in classrooms, computer labs, and cafeterias to publishing elementary students’ stories, and shelving library books. The names and phone numbers of PTA contact people can be found on page 25. Residents are also welcome to talk to their school principal or their child’s teacher about opportunities for volunteers.