The Maintenance and Operations department manages the daily operations of all aspects of General Services, under the Operations Branch of ICOE, including: facility maintenance and operations, on and off-site custodial services, security services; negotiates and coordinates leases; initiates and directs construction projects; warehouse, and all mail services.
Facility and Construction Services
Facility Services includes Maintenance, Operations, and Conference Services.
Facility Services provides assistance in maintaining school sites and the ICOE Administrative Offices, oversees new construction and special projects, and handles requests for office space. Its responsibilities include coordinating furniture and equipment relocation.
The department controls budgets, and oversees the Capital Renewal Program and maintains the AHERA asbestos program for school sites and the Administrative Office.
Through the ICOE Conference Services, meeting rooms and related facilities are made available to local school districts and educational groups. Nearly xxx meetings and seminars are held each year. Our Rooms can accommodate from 10 to 120 individuals.
Maintenance and Operations Services
Maintenance and Operations Services coordinates the planning, organizing, monitoring and implementation of a variety of maintenance and custodial services at the ICOE school sites, Administrative Offices, as well as facilities collocated on District campuses. Items include heating and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, painting, emergency power systems, custodial services, security and fire systems, access control, keys, recycling and preventative maintenance.
This unit interacts with outside service providers such as landscapers, elevator maintenance services, security/patrol services, water treatment services, laundries, air quality services, locksmiths, movers, utilities, and recycling services. It also interacts with such government agencies as local municipalities, fire departments, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Department of Environmental Health.
Conservation of natural resources and making a conscience effort towards sustainability is a priority at ICOE, as evidenced by the development of a distributed solar array located on the Administrative Office complex. This solar installation is generating in excess of 60% of the power consumed at this location. Through the ongoing implementation of energy conservation measures this percentage will increase as power consumption is reduced.
Warehouse and Mail Services
Centralized stores, receiving and delivery are available through the Warehouse, enabling smaller school districts, in particular, to achieve economies of scale in obtaining supplies. Mail services include free weekly Pony deliveries to over 200 ICOE and district sites. Special bulk mailings and distributions of educational materials can be arranged.
Wendy Rangel (Facilites)