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Scope and Services

Administrators supervise a staff of two daytime maintenance custodians and three evening custodians. The daytime maintenance custodian addresses anything that arises in the physical plant. He makes any repairs that fall in the scope of his abilities. If an outside contractor needs to be called in, the administration follows a process: he/she submits the requisition, purchase order, payment, and follows through until the repair is complete. The evening custodians clean and maintain a designated portion of the building. They also mow grass and plow snow as needed.

The scope and services of this plan are to pass all assessments made by the following inspections. The director/principal is the contact for all local, state, and federal inspections.

  • Health Department/Food Inspection
  • Fire Marshal
  • Fire Safety Equipment
  • Child Care Inspection Report
  • WV State Water Back Flow/Annual Test
  • Fire Alarm Inspection (Simplex Grinnell)
  • BRIM (Bureau of Risk Management)

Budgetary Resources

Each year, the director/principal meets with the school’s designated accountant and a budget is created specifically for supplies, inspections, and general maintenance and repair. In addition, the school has contracted with both an HVAC and plumbing repair services. However, being a tech school, many jobs and/or repairs can be done in-house, as our instructors are all certified in their programs, including HVAC and electrical repairs.

Funds must be secured for major improvements. Improvements such as painting are performed by our custodial staff or by an outside contractor. Most painting is performed in the summer while no students are present.

Individual classroom and shop improvements are often made by the class, or they assist the custodial staff – representing a true workplace environment and giving students ownership in the process.

Major Activities

Inspection reports are filed by the principal/director as well as any needed corrective action plans.

The director/principal then follows through with a corrective action involving the instructors, custodians, and outside contractor (if needed). In some instances students, under the direction and supervisor of the instructor, may be involved in maintenance for practice with real-world application of inspections and repairs.

Supplies for operation, maintenance, and improvement are ordered by the assistant principal and stored in several areas that include general storage and the warehouse facility. Custodians submit supply needs to the daytime custodian who then places the supplies in the individual custodians’ closets.

In the case of inclement weather and students are not in the building, the evening custodians work during the day (for the purposes of snow/ice removal, etc). Every summer, the custodians strip and wax all non-carpeted areas of the building and touch up areas as needed.

Major Publications

All plans, including the Operation and Maintenance Plan, can be found on the school’s website: www.jamesrumsey.com

Evaluations of the Plan

Plans are evaluated by the faculty and approved by the Administrative Council.

Administration immediately reviews and addresses all inspections as they are received. Both administration and maintenance meet and plans are made to resolve all corrections. Timelines are given as the inspections are received. The goal is to make all corrections as soon as possible within a reasonable amount of time.

Constituents with Whom the Plan is Shared

The day-to-day operation, maintenance, and improvement of the physical plant are under the guidance and administration of the director/principal, assistant principal, and the work-based learning coordinator. Additional constituents can also include the instructor and students enrolled in the field of study for which the maintenance or repair is needed.

The plan is also located on James Rumsey’s website and is available to all.