Maintenance

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Maintenance 2017-03-08T22:15:09+00:00

Mark Samuels – Maintenance Director
Phil Devine – Asst. Maintenance Director
1761 West Main
Franklin, TN 37064
615-472-4985
Fax 615-472-4986

The Williamson County Schools (WCS) Maintenance Department is a service minded group of 70 men and women focused on providing the students, faculty and staff of our schools with the best learning environment we possibly can. We view it as our job to assure that the facilities where learning, teaching, working, and playing take place are well-maintained, clean, comfortable, and safe.

Mission Statement

To support all those who participate in the educational process within Williamson County Schools by assuring the places in which learning, teaching, working and playing are well-maintained, clean, comfortable and safe.

After Hours/Weekend/Holiday Emergencies

For after hours/weekend/holiday emergencies, call the emergency cell phone at

(615) 815-8368.  If you do not speak with a supervisor/technician, please be sure to leave a message with your emergency, your name, and a phone number where you can be reached.  A supervisor will contact you promptly.

Emergencies may include:

  • Complete heating failure that may result in damage to plumbing
  • Total Power outage
  • Vandalism
  • Break-in
  • Weather related disaster-causing damage to the building
  • Fire
  • Sudden roof damage
  • Fire sprinkler leak causing flooding
  • Water infiltration to the building causing damage
  • Inability to secure the building
  • Major plumbing issues resulting in flooding
  • Structural building damage that has suddenly occurred

The Maintenance Department Consists of Five (5) Shops:
Carpentry/General Maintenance, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, and Paint

The Carpentry/General Maintenance Shop is responsible for all doors and door hardware both interior and exterior.  Framing and pouring concrete for sidewalks, ramps, curbs, pads and any other use.  They also patch asphalt driveways and pads.  They assemble and demolish the portable underpinning, steps, and ramps.  They replace glass for windows and doors, repair/replace ceiling tile, flooring/carpet, and cove base, and do other general carpentry.  They are responsible for maintaining over 90 acres of roofing material, the bleachers at all schools, and door locks/keys/fobs.

General Maintenance is responsible for moving, hauling, and delivering materials, equipment and furniture (use of government vehicles not permitted for pick up at residences), repairing fencing, landscaping, mail route, playground safety and maintenance, floor tile and baseboard, ceiling tile, signage, fire caulking, and replacing light bulbs.  The General Maintenance shop is pulled from by the other trades to assist in special projects or long term helpers.

The Plumbing Shop is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and replacement of all commodes, urinals, faucets, water heaters, sinks, water fountains, and any other plumbing fixtures.  They maintain and test fire sprinklers, wastewater treatment plants, sewer treatment plants, and sewer pumping stations.  They maintain all outside storm water drainage and wells for irrigation, repair and inspect the hydraulic lines on the trash compactors, are responsible for any natural gas or propane issues at the schools and provide certified backflow testers.  All backflow testing is done in house and filed with the state for Williamson County Schools.
The HVAC Shop maintains repairs, troubleshoots, and replaces the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning equipment, boilers, cooling towers, chillers, pumps, heat exchangers, radiant/electric/gas heaters, exhaust fans, variable speed drives, actuators, dampers, and filters.  This shop is also responsible for chemical treatment of the water loop, Indoor Air Quality and the energy management system.  There are over 5000 pieces of equipment in 42 buildings.
The Electrical Shop is responsible for exterior and interior lighting, replacing ballasts, exit lights, emergency lights, bleacher power, maintaining flashing school zone lights*, sewer plant controls, all electrical work, including adding electrical circuits and outlets and providing temporary portable power, maintain fire alarms, door magnets, fire marshal, stage lighting and sound, athletic field lighting, generators, and switchgear.
The Paint Shop is responsible for protecting the existing interior and exterior architectural finishes, and maintaining attractive educational facilities.
The Maintenance Department holds the health and well-being of students and teachers in the Williamson County Schools in the highest regard. Our mission is to maintain and monitor the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in the district assuring that Indoor Air Quality is held at the highest standard.
Energy Management System/Conservation/Chevron Energy Solutions – In 2000, a performance contract with Chevron Energy Solutions (formerly Viron Energy Services) was negotiated. In that contract, four schools received new pieces of HVAC equipment, all schools received lighting upgrades, and all facilities received a standardized Novar Energy Management System with the exception of the bus garage.

The buildings are environmentally conditioned to satisfy normal comfort requirements of occupants, but should be established with due consideration for energy conservation. Current approved temperature ranges for Williamson County Schools are: 67-73 degrees for winter and 70-76 degrees for summer for classrooms and the main office during normal school operation. For common areas such as cafeterias, gymnasiums, and hallways the temperature ranges are 62-68 degrees for winter and 73-79 for summer during normal school operation. Heating and cooling is reduced and/or increased during times when the buildings are not scheduled for use.

Custodial, Mowing, Pest Control, Fire Extinguishers, and Gym Floor Refinishing/Sanding

  • Custodial Services are provided for each school.
  • All schools receive mowing services for the entire grounds, with the exception of the football fields at the high schools.
  • Pest Control services are provided for all schools. This consists of a once a month treatment and other treatment as needed.
  • Fire extinguishers are inventoried monthly.
  • Gym floors are refinished and sanded as needed.

SPECIAL NOTICE

17 June 2016

To: Parents, Guardians and Employees of Williamson County Schools

Subject: ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR WILLIAMSON COUNTY SCHOOLS (WCS)

This notice is sent to inform all occupants and guests of WCS as to our efforts to comply with National and State regulations related to asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM).

During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s WCS executed an aggressive asbestos abatement program that removed or remediated most of the ACBM in our schools. That program, coupled with the fact that a large number of our schools have been built since 1988 when asbestos building regulations were put in place, has resulted in only a few WCS campuses having some remaining ACBM.

In accordance with the federal EPA regulations (40 CFR 763), and the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986, the triennial reinspection for ACBM has been completed for all buildings owned, leased or otherwise occupied by WCS. This inspection has been conducted by a certified inspector. Material samples have been evaluated by an accredited laboratory. Building materials that contain as little as one percent (1%) asbestos have been identified and made a part of the WCS Asbestos Management Plan.

To-date, our remaining ACBM is in the form of floor tile and/or floor tile adhesive that is located in various areas of:

Brentwood High School

Fairview High School

Page High School

Brentwood Middle School

Hillsboro ES/MS

Fairview Elementary School

Renaissance High

WCS Central Office Spaces

… as well as in two of our Portable classrooms (one each at Independence HS and Trinity ES.) Additionally, ACBM has been identified in the pipe insulation of the concealed pipe runs in the ceiling and walls of the Central Office Spaces.

This non-friable type of asbestos has been determined to be in good condition, and thus, poses no health concerns. Semi-annual surveys are performed in these facilities to ensure the identified ACBM remains in good condition. These surveys are performed by designated Maintenance Department personnel who are trained to recognize damaged asbestos-containing material, and are certified to conduct operation and maintenance level remediation efforts as may become necessary.

A complete Asbestos Management Plan for the school district is on file at the WCS Maintenance Department. A copy is also available for each of the above listed schools at the schools office. The plan for the Central Office spaces is available in the office of the Director of Facilities & Construction.

Mark Samuels, P.E.
WCS Maintenance Director & LEA Designated Person
Williamson County Schools Maintenance Department
1761 W. Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064
Office: (615) 472-4985, Fax: (615) 472-4986