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Services Teams
Services Teams
Caretaking Services
Through the hiring, deployment, training and promotion of Caretaking staff, Caretaking Services contributes to learning-ready environments and Board facilities in compliance with health and safety standards and building code regulations.
Primary service include:
  • contributing to education and learning initiatives by sharing relevant skills and experiences with students;
  • general cleaning and preventative maintenance;
  • monitoring the efficient operations of building and mechanical components;
  • performing legislated and required inspections;
  • supporting the environmental initiatives of the Board; and
  • refining workplace practices and operations.

Energy & Environmental Services
Responsible for the promotion of positive energy conservation, environmental and recycling practices in partnership with the Board’s EcoTeam and in alignment with the Ontario EcoSchools program.
Primary services include:

  • providing system direction in the collection, transfer and disposal of recyclable and waste materials;
  • administering a formal waste reduction program in response to Ministry of Environment regulations;
  • supporting and monitoring computer-based building automation systems;
  • purchasing and managing utility systems;
  • consulting and reviewing school grounds enhancement/outdoor greening projects; and
  • evaluating and implementing new technologies which lead to energy and environmental conservation.

Maintenance Services
Manage all aspects of facilities (buildings, sites, portable classrooms) including repairs, renovations, and replacements.
Primary services include:

  • responding to emergency and repair requests (over 29,000 annually);
  • management of preventive and scheduled maintenance service and repairs (e.g. fire alarm systems);
  • management of renewal projects (e.g. flooring, windows, painting, roofing, plumbing, mechanical / electrical systems, and landscaping);
  • the coordination of Board staff and contractors to complete repairs, renovations, and replacements;
  • managing the contactor pre-qualification process in conjunction with Purchasing Services;
  • prioritization of renewal projects, preparation of tender documents, and monitoring of project schedules and budgets; and
  • maintaining and improving the aesthetic elements of facilities.

New School Construction & Design
Respond to York Region’s growing population and program, classroom and enrolment changes as defined by the Ministry of Education.
Primary services include:

  • the design and construction of new and replacement schools and additions;
  • managing the continuous improvement process for prototypical elementary and secondary school designs;
  • directing all phases of construction from tender and specifications to the conclusion of the warranty period;
  • monitoring the performance of architects and contractors;
  • portable inventory and relocation; and
  • identifying and fulfilling furniture and equipment requirements for new schools.

Quality Standards
Respond to the communication, training and information management requirements for Plant Services. Primary services include:

  • the development of operational documents including policies, procedures, department practices and system communications;
  • the coordination, monitoring and record keeping of regulatory and health and safety compliance-based training for Plant Services staff;
  • information management and document retention; and
  • supporting the Superintendent of Plant Services and department initiatives.

Superintendent and Senior Administration
While responding to Board and Ministry initiatives, plans and programs, this team works in close cooperation with senior Board staff.
Primary services include:

  • strategy and policy development;
  • budget and financial management;
  • Board reports and department plans for growth and improvement;
  • new school design and facility renewal; and
  • resource allocation and the effective stewardship of Board resources.


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