Nuts and Bolts of O&M
Service: One Step Beyond
Graduation: Behind the Scenes
Custodial spends about 2-3 weeks on graduation set-up and breakdown. Some of the tasks required are power washing the bleachers at the stadiums, delivering and picking up musical instruments, set up and break down of the stages and risers, and general cleaning & floor prep for the buildings at the stadiums. They also have to deliver and pick up any equipment associated with the graduations at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater.
Grounds also plays a vital role in graduation ceremonies. The crew spends several weeks planting shrubs, cleaning cobble and mulch beds, mowing and trimming the facilities and sweeping the synthetic fields. They also blow debris and trash off the track areas. The grounds crew also focus on concrete work in the stadium and repairing seating areas.
Thank you to Custodial and Grounds crews for making our facilities look great for the parent community to enjoy during their student's celebration!
Turning the Ship Around
Service. It's what we provide in operations and maintenance. However, what is our legacy around this service? We weren't sure yet but based off of our findings from 'Turning the Ship Around' we want it to be going above and beyond the call of duty. To take that extra step that is not asked of you. Many of us do this already, but are we celebrating these successes?
So we ask you to join us in this journey and start telling your stories. We are a team built on getting the job done and often don't share our successes. We need to. We can share our stories, learn from one another and develop our legacy here at Douglas County School District.
We would like to developed a motto and we want your input. The suggested motto is:
- Service: One Step Beyond
Please share your thoughts with us as we would like to create a new environment that is built on sharing stories and celebrating our success no matter how small or big they are. We can start paving our path and creating our legacy together!
Please share your thoughts with your direct supervisor and we will work to gather the information. Thank you for your input as your insight is needed and appreciated.
Sustainability Goes National
We have green teams at a majority of our schools which are led by the students. Students never miss an opportunity to "grade" their teachers and conduct audits on energy use or waste consumption. Many sustainability initiatives work well with our Pk-12 curriculum development. Therefore, sustainability has become integrated in both our operations and our education.
Sustainability is a Lifestyle.
Take a moment to cruise through each of our departments and learn what we all do to make Douglas County School District a safe, clean and innovative learning environment.
- Tim Hardy, Archivist
- Jorge Marquez Cortez, Custodial Manager
- Matt Van Deusen, Director of Operations and Maintenance
- Bob Graham, Living the Dream