Maintenance & Facilities
The Maintenance & Facilities Department is responsible for the buildings and grounds of the schools and District Office of the Milford School District.
The department is concerned about resource management as well as providing clean and safe environment for students. The overall goal is to provide a physical setting that is appropriate and adequate for learning. Specific goals are the following:
- Maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, staff and the community
- Enhance and improve district facilities
- Utilize a comprehensive preventative maintenance program to address daily building and grounds maintenance and long term facility issues
- Support repairs on electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and mechanical systems district-wide
- Follow district energy policies and guidelines
- Streamline productivity and ensure cost-effectiveness
Our team is a group of dedicated custodial staff who are the first line of defense in the maintenance of five buildings at four sites totalling 442,000 square feet. Their role is to provide the environment for academic achievement in our schools through building cleaning, preventive maintenance, and support services to staff, students, and our community.
Each custodian cleans 29,000 square feet per day or almost 13 average-sized homes in one day in the course of their duties. There are 4 maintenance grounds techs that handle 75 acres of lawn areas and athletic fields, They also handle approximately 110,000 square feet of buildings or the equivalent of 50 homes daily.
Maintenance and Facilities Updates:
- The MHS track will be shut down for renovations the week of July 6 and July 13.
- With the water ban in effect, the fields are not being watered.
- The District Wide LED lighting project will start the week of July 20th.
The boiler project at the High School is underway. Both existing boilers have been removed and the pads have been infilled for the new boilers to be set. The new boilers are being installed!
The Playground structure at Heron Pond has been removed, and the structure at Jacques Memorial is in process of being dismantled. New playground structures will be in place by the end of August.
The track at Milford High School is 12 years old and is in the process of being renovated. The first lift of rubber spray went down on Wednesday, July 8th, and the second lift will be put down on July 9th. Next week new lines!
Air Quality Testing at Jacques Memorial School
Desmarais Environmental, Inc. conducted an indoor air quality investigation at Jacques Elementary School. The Indoor Air Quality Investigation consisted of sampling for Propylene Glycol as a result of a heating system leak. Field testing was conducted on January 27, 2020.
The results of the sampling did not indicate the presence of Propylene Glycol. The full report is presented below.