BUILDINGS & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
The school district shall maintain the plants and equipment in first class condition by a continuous program of repair, reconditioning and remodeling.
Adequate grounds shall be maintained for the educational and recreational program of the school children and the overall requirements for providing such grounds shall be continually reviewed.
The Board of Education also recognizes the value of attractive landscaping consistent with economy in cost and operation. Community and school-related organizations shall be encouraged to participate in the beautification of school grounds.
The remodeling, reconditioning and improvement of school buildings shall be considered in the light of the policy of the Board to maintain plants with a high degree of efficiency.
The Board may approve expenditures from either the General Fund Budget, or Building Fund Budgets when so appropriated, to provide for major improvements of buildings or grounds.
The district's investment is protected not only by a continuing maintenance program, but by making needed repairs promptly and completely.
Routine repairs should be made by school personnel when feasible, or by a continuing arrangement with specialists.
Emergency repairs shall be made promptly, using whatever method is best, to the end that interruption of instruction is minimized.
Heating and Lighting
The maintenance of comfortable temperatures and adequate levels of illumination in the classroom are prerequisites to good instruction.
All possible steps shall be taken to keep learning areas at proper temperature. These include annual inspections of boilers and other provisions to prevent boiler shut-down, as well as periodic inspection and maintenance of thermostatic controls.
All burned-out light bulbs and tubes shall be replaced without delay. Exterior lighting shall be kept in operation to promote safety and to prevent vandalism.
The maintenance of high standards of cleanliness of school buildings is necessary for the protection of the health of all occupants of the buildings.
Daily cleaning operations shall include sweeping of all classrooms and corridors, cleaning of drinking fountains, wash bowl and toilet facilities, removal of waste paper, trash and garbage. Grounds shall be kept free from debris.
Doors, door jambs, handrails, windows, etc. shall be cleaned periodically as needed. Floors shall be scrubbed and waxed periodically.
All other necessary steps shall be taken to keep buildings as immaculate, healthful and pleasing to the eye as possible.
The establishment and maintenance of high sanitation standards is necessary for the health of students and staff.
The Superintendent's designee for Buildings and Grounds will see that drinking fountains, wash bowls, showers and toilet facilities are kept in a sanitary condition.
The Supervisor of Cafeteria will inspect the food preparation areas at least weekly, and will welcome the periodic inspections of the State or County Health Department, immediately making all required corrections.
All other steps shall be taken, as the need arises, to maintain the buildings in a sanitary condition.
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: November 20, 2002