What is Maintenance?
The necessary upkeep of existing facilities. This includes buildings, their associated environmental systems such as heating or cooling plants, and surrounding landscaped grounds and play fields. Some examples of maintenance work are the repair of broken windows, replacing of air filters, repainting and striping parking lots.
What is Capital Improvement?
Changes and/or additions to the building structure, systems and grounds. Some examples of capital improvement work are the installation of new walls and doors to make an office, new electrical systems to support a computer lab and adding new playground equipment.
Why make the distinction?
The funding for maintenance work comes from the district general fund through the Maintenance Department budget. Capital improvements are funded by the individual site budgets or by monies approved by the voters for this purpose, such as a bond issue. Any Maintenance Department funding of capital improvements comes at the expense of ongoing maintenance work.
How do I request maintenance work?
If an emergency exists (defined as a situation that affects the life or safety of students and staff, or causes disruption to the educational process), call the Maintenance Department at 277-2122 and follow up with a work request on line through School Dudes. Immediate action will be taken. Non-emergency items shall be addressed through the use of the work request form on line through School Dudes. Fill out the appropriate parts of this form, this will then be submitted through the building administrator or Office Manager. Once received, the request will be assigned and scheduled for completion. Do not phone in non-emergency work orders.
How do I request capital improvement work?
Use the Work Request Form on line through School Dudes, filling out the appropriate areas and provide the budget account code to be charged. This will also be sent through the Office Manager/or the building administrator. Work will be scheduled as above.
What if I do not have funding for a capital improvement project?
Periodically, the Executive Directors and the Maintenance Director meet to discuss capital improvement requests that may need additional funding. These requests are reviewed, prioritized and accomplished as budgets allow.