We are incredibly proud of the work that our Maintenance Department does both during and outside of their working hours. The time spent outside of their standard schedules is a testament to the dedication and integrity of our maintenance team. Our Facilities Director, Marc Lobosco, led projects in efforts to increase efficiency and create a better working environment for the department. These remodeled spaces play an integral role in preparing our staff to work productively which ultimately impacts our students.
The tool crib was identified as being one of the most critical points to address. The reorganization has improved efficiencies in multiple aspects. The organization has saved time searching for necessary tools during projects, assisted in locating inventory that we did not have accounted for; thus saving money when ordering, and has allowed the employees the opportunity to follow standardized codes. Its organization has allowed for the update and revision of Material Safety Data Sheets for OSHA compliance.
Several areas have been updated including carpeting, new paint, and tile while other items have been repurposed from old spaces. Before the updates, there was a significant lack of storage. While restructuring, space was freed up allowing enough space to create an employee lunch room which also serves as a space for training. The cabinetry installed was salvaged from the recent purchase of the home on Washington Street. The entrance features a door that was repurposed from the old bus garage.
Aside from the building updates, the maintenance van has been cleaned and stocked to create a mobile shop, eliminating unnecessary trips back to the department, saving time and fuel. A standardized cleaning schedule was designed to keep our fleet prepared at all times. All of these updates are critical to our capabilities, and help our team to work quickly and efficiently. In the event of an emergency, we are better prepared than ever. We applaud our maintenance team for their efforts and thank them for their hard work and expertise.