Maintenance

Main Office Phone: 512-464-8340
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday

For After-Hour emergencies, call 512-464-4444 after 4:00 p.m. weekdays, 24 hours, weekends and holidays.

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Maintenance Department is to safely provide quality and reliable service for students, staff, and community through a well-trained and equipped staff that satisfies customers

Goal:

  •  Maintenance Department will provide superb learning facilities and services that meet or exceed local, state, national, and international standards in all areas.

Measures: 

  • Student, staff, and community perceptions of the Maintenance Department’s contribution to Student Achievement.
  • Number of classroom interruptions to the learning environment due to activities within our area of responsibility.
  • Number of days schools were open in each school year as compared to total scheduled school days.

Goal: 

  • Maintenance Department will ensure that all classrooms, schools, and all district facilities and sites will be safe, secure, and nurturing places for students, staff and parents.

Measures: 

Goal:

  • Maintenance Department will ensure that all shops will use data-driven criteria to achieve performance excellence and improve customer satisfaction.

Measures: 

Strategies for Achieving Goals

  • Accountability: Develop an accountability system that sets high expectations and holds staff responsible for performance excellence.
  • Partnerships: Build collaborative partnerships to involve campuses to maximize department achievement.
  • Resources: Provide leadership and support to build capacity for efficient operations and effective use of resources.
  • Cultural Diversity: Foster positive relationships among all students, staff, and campuses by embracing cultural diversity.
  • Technology: Optimize providing services and working through the ongoing infusion and integration of technology.
  • Communication: Communicate with staff, coworkers, and campuses to maximize positive, productive, and collaborative relationships
  • Quality Management: Implement a data-driven management system within every shop and team.
Asbestos Information

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral commonly used in construction products and equipment components for many years. Most people have been exposed to asbestos at some point in their life. As a building material, it poses no health risk as long as it is undisturbed.

As per the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA):

All RRISD school facilities are inspected for asbestos-containing materials. In the facilities that have known asbestos containing materials, they continue to undergo inspections every three years by third-party licensed professionals. Newly constructed facilities are also inspected.

Areas that have known asbestos-containing materials are inspected every six months by the districts Certified Asbestos Designated Person.

Copies of the district’s management plans are available in the main office of every campus and facility upon request with the original documentation located in Environmental Department.

Students, parents, and employees are notified of the management plan annually in the Safety and Security section of the student/parent and employee handbooks.

RRISD’s Environmental Services Department is responsible for implementing and monitoring the asbestos management plans.

Maintenance, Construction, and Custodial staff attend the mandated AHERA two-hour asbestos awareness training.

For questions regarding district’s asbestos management plan or the federally mandated program, please contact Linda Talbert, RRISD’s Environmental Compliance Supervisor at 512-464-5952.

For more information about asbestos and AHERA:

Integrated Pest Management

Supervisor & IPM Coordinator
David Koch

Integrated Pest Management Policy

The Round Rock ISD is committed to the use of an Integrated Pest Management program as an approach to pest control through regular monitoring and record keeping and determine if and when treatments are needed. Our policy on the use of pesticides is to use the least toxic to maintain a safe environment for the students and staff as recommended by the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service. The benefit of maintaining an IPM program is to prevent pest populations from reaching unacceptable levels while minimizing unfavorable sociological, economical or environmental consequences. To view the State and National IPM Standard for Schools please click on the links at the bottom of the page.

Policy Statement

Building and landscape pests can pose significant problems to students, staff, property and the environment. Through inspections and the use of “least toxic” chemicals the district will maintain control of building and landscape pests while maintaining a safe environment to students and faculty.

School Pest Management Procedures

The districts decision to implement IPM principles will prevent unacceptable levels of pest activity and damage. Chemical controls are used as a last resort. IPM practitioners depend on current, comprehensive information on the pest and its environment, and the best available pest control methods to use.

Record Keeping

Records will be kept on the number of pest or other indicators of pest populations both before and after any treatments. Records of pesticide use shall be maintained to meet the requirements of the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service and the School Board, and records will also document any non-toxic treatment methods being used.

Notification

This School District takes the responsibility to notify the school staff of upcoming treatments which will involve a pesticide. Notification of the District use of pesticides is printed on the Student Handbook which is sent home with students at the beginning of the School year. Proper notification to all campus’ are given as required by the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service. For further information please contact the IPM Coordinator in the Maintenance Department.

Pesticide Storage

Pesticides will be stored and disposed of in accordance with the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service registered label directions and State or Local regulations. Pesticides are stored in the Maintenance Department not accessible to students or unauthorized personnel.

Pesticide Applicators

Pesticide applicators are educated, trained and licensed with the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service in the principles and practices of IPM and the use of pesticides approved by this School District, and they follow regulations and label precautions. Applicators must be certified by the Structural Pest Control Service’s IPM Program and comply with the School District’s IPM Policy and Pest Management Plan.

EPA’s IPM Policy for Schools

Playground Safety Checklist

Here are 10 important tips for parents and community groups to keep in mind to help ensure playground safety.

  1. Make sure surfaces around playground equipment have at least 12 inches of wood chips, mulch, sand, or pea gravel, or are mats made of safety-tested rubber or rubber-like materials
  2. Check that protective surfacing extends at least 6 feet in all directions from play equipment. For swings, be sure surfacing extends, in back and front, twice the height of the suspending bar.
  3. Make sure play structures more than 30 inches high are spaced at least 9 feet apart.
  4. Check for dangerous hardware, like open “S” hooks or protruding bolt ends.
  5. Make sure spaces that could trap children, such as openings in guardrails or between ladder rungs, measure less than 3.5 inches or more than 9 inches.
  6. Check for sharp points or edges in equipment.
  7. Look out for tripping hazards like exposed concrete footings, tree stumps, and rocks.
  8. Make sure elevated surfaces, like platforms and ramps, have guardrails to prevent falls.
  9. Check playgrounds regularly to see that equipment and surfacing are in good condition.
  10. Carefully supervise children on playgrounds to make sure they are safe.
PTA Guidelines

Supervisor – David Koch

Guidelines For Parent Volunteer Organizations

Thank you for your willingness to help maintain the appearance of our schools. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

In an effort to help us maintain our facilities we would ask that you abide by the following guidelines:

  • Please use recommended pruning practices with regard to shrub or tree species
  • Please do not place tree or shrub trimmings in any dumpster. Dumpsters are designated for recyclable materials and building items. Gather trimmings in one centralized location and the grounds maintenance crew will dispose of them. Please direct the school secretary to request a work order for the grounds crew to pick up the trimmings.
  • Application of herbicide or insecticide is prohibited.

Donation Requests

Prior to donating time and materials to any RRISD campus, please fill out Bulletin 1 for approval from the Principal.

Staff Directory

David Hoedebeck
Director
Glen Rhoden
Assistant Director
John Lockhart
Assistant Director