Welcome to Region 12 Schools

First Day of School

Region 12 Schools welcomes you to  be part of our educational system; where children thrive in our supportive learning environments. 

Facilities Department

The Facilities Department is responsible for the buildings and grounds under the Board of Education control. These include Burnham School, Booth Free School, Washington Primary School, Shepaug Valley School and the Board of Education Central Office.


Facilities Office hours are 7:00am-4:00pm and can be reached at (860) 868-6100

Name Contact Information
Don O'Leary 
Director of Facilities


Connie Ho
Assistant to the Director of Facilities



Use of Facilities Procedures

Region 12 school facilities are available, subject to approval, for use as outlined in the Use of School Facilities Policy 1330.

To apply, please read, print and sign both the Rules and Regulations agreement and the Application for Use of Facilities form and send the signed documents to the respective school for review. Allow 2 weeks for processing.  Any application not received in a timely fashion might not be considered.

As part of this application process, a certificate of insurance is required for each submittal. If you need to get a temporary insurance policy to cover the approved request for facility use, CIRMA has a program called Tulip where you can get a quote for this coverage. 

Tulip Program: Tenant-User Liability Insurance Program

Please contact the Facilities Department at 860-868-6174 if you have any questions. Individual school information is as follows:

School Address Phone Fax
Booth Free School 14 South Street
Roxbury, CT 06783
860-354-9391 860-350-6563

Burnham School

80 Main Street South
Bridgewater, CT 06752

860-354-5559 860-350-1597

Washington Primary School

11 School Street
Washington Depot, CT 06794
860-868-7331 860-868-2975
Shepaug Valley School 159 South Street
Washington, CT 06793
860-868-7326 860-868-6260


Radon Testing Results

Testing was done in each school January 17 through January 20, 2017. The sampling was performed by Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience, LLC in response to Connecticut General Statute Section 10-220. The sampling followed the protocols of EPA Radon Measurement in Schools, EPA 402-R-92-014The 2017 sampling serves to meet the five-year cycle requirement for Region 12 School District. The test results showed that we are in compliance. 

Below is the conclusion of the radon testing from Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience.


During the course of the initial radon air sampling in the Region 12 schools, thirty-six (36) sampling canisters, including duplicates and blanks, were placed in 10% of every frequently occupied room that is either located on ground level, or over a room, or space that touches the ground, but does not meet the EPA/CTDPH criteria of "frequently occupied". All canisters were found to be in place and undisturbed when EnviroScience retrieved the canisters. Sample collection complied with CTDPH and EPA requirements. The RPD was not calculated, since in each duplicate pair, both results were below the 4.0 pCi/L standard, as adjusted for the canister error rate. The 'blank' sampling canisters did not exceed a level that would question the validity of the radon air sampling.

The average outdoor radon concentration as studied by the EPA is 0.4 pCi/L and the average indoor concentration is 1.3 pCi/L. The EPA has a recommended action guideline of 4.0 pCi/L and recommends taking further action (fixing the problem) if results are over 4.0 pCi/L. The results for the Region 12 School District sampling were all below the average EPA standard and are not of concern for the sampling dates.

Report prepared by Environmental Technician, Robert Eaton.

Report reviewed and approved by: 

Jared D. Smith, CSP
Project Manager
NEHA NRPP #1008247 RT

Robert L. May, Jr. 
NEHA NRPP #105366 RT

Pesticide Protocol

In compliance with Connecticut State Public Act #99-165, “An act concerning Notice of Pesticide Applications at Schools and Day Care Centers”, Regional School District 12 hereby advises you that policies concerning the use and application of pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are adopted and in place. The Pesticide Application Policy is detailed below and can also be found under the Board of Education Policy link.



Application of pesticides in buildings and on the grounds of schools under the control of the Shepaug Valley Regional School District No. 12 is governed by the procedures outlined in the integrated pest management plan as adopted by the Board of Education Facilities Committee. Additionally, the timing of such procedures will be such that proper notification as detailed in the Plan may be accomplished. Further, the restrictions placed on pesticide application by Public Act 99-165, as detailed in the Plan will be honored. Responsibility for the development, implementation, and administration of the Plan shall reside with the Director of Finance and Operations with all actions, modifications and implementation procedures of the Plan to be approved by the Board of Education Facilities Committee. 

Reference: PA 99-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes
Policy adopted: February 24, 2003

You have the right under the law to register to be notified in the event that an application of these controlled substances becomes necessary at your school. If an emergency condition requires immediate use of one of these substances, the school will attempt to notify you as soon as possible to advise you of the event. To receive notification of these applications, you must send your request in writing to the Principal of your school with your name and all pertinent contact information.

Green Cleaning Program

Shepaug Regional School District 12 recognizes The State of Connecticut Public Act 09-81 that requires on or before July 1, 2011, each local and regional board of education shall implement a Green Cleaning Program for the cleaning and maintenance of school buildings and facilities in its district. 

In response to P. A. 09-81, our District has instituted a Green Cleaning Program in all of its facilities to comply. The intent of our Green Cleaning Program is to reduce the exposure by occupants of our facilities to potentially harmful products, equipment or procedures which could adversely affect them, their visitors and the surrounding environment.

Region 12 Green Cleaning Statement (August 9, 2019)