CREATING AND MAINTAINING SPACES THAT PROMOTE OPTIMAL TEACHING & LEARNING EXPERIENCES;
ASKING OURSELVES DAILY,
"HOW WILL MY DECISIONS IMPACT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT?"
The facilities management department includes 42 highly skilled maintenance and custodial personnel who clean, repair and maintain two million square feet of learning space in 17 schools and three administrative facilities. The District encompasses over 340 acres. The department provides oversight and significant support for our current $98 million dollar bond initiative. The facilities management staff also supports student learning by completing over 8,000 work orders annually, while our hybrid custodial program has received state recognition as a viable alternative to outsourcing custodial services.
Work orders must be placed through the building secretary, with priority given to safety and security requests.
FPS Facilities is committed to environmental stewardship through its award-winning Green Team, led by Mr. Pearse, and a recent recycling partnership with Republic Services, spear-headed by Ms. Rivett. In addition, Lisa Boyce oversees and ensures that the District is environmentally conscious and protects our Rouge River Watershed through her work with Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)
2020 Bond Updates
Bond construction has been completed this year at Farmington High School, Power Middle School, Hillside Elementary, Longacre Elementary, Wood Creek Elementary and at East Middle School. Click here for bond updates from McCarthy & Smith (general contractors for our 2020 bond initiative).
Pandemic Response From A Facilities Perspective
Facilities Management is responsible for student, staff and visitor safety as it relates to cleanliness and disinfecting. Our Covid response has been (and continues to be) to mitigate the spread of airborne or surface viruses that may enter our buildings. We maintain an extensive inventory of personal protective equipment that includes face masks, gloves, sanitary wipes and disinfectants. We also research and invest in new technologies to quickly address any suspected virus. As an example, the District recently purchased three Violet Defense units that eliminate all viruses and bacteria (using ultraviolet A, B, C and bluelight technology) in less than 30 minutes. These units are tripod mounted and can be moved from school to school as needed. The units work by pulsing lights during overnight hours and will even kill mold given enough applications. These Violet Defense units are laboratory-rated as a much more effective and safer solution than traditional disinfectant sprays.
For additional information regarding classroom airflow, please click here.