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Facilities Work Update

Facilities Work Update

The Facilities team supported four successful phases of school re-openings during the pandemic, allowing for students to safely return to in-person learning. This team worked alongside the Maintenance and Environmental Offices to repair and recommission ventilation systems and installed approximately six thousand air purifier units. In a collaborative effort with the Office of Academics, the…

Site Specific Facility Management Plan

Site Specific Facility Management Plan

The Operations division completed and will implement the Site-Specific Facility Management Plan (SSFMP) for each building. The SSFMP standardizes and identifies the tasks needed to maintain our buildings, as well as various metrics to measure the quality of the services we provide. The SSFMP will provide for more equitable and consistent services amongst our buildings…

Meet the Operations Trainee

Meet the Operations Trainee

C’Essence Palmer joined the School District in May 2019 as an Operations Intern in the Facilities and Maintenance department. She is currently working for the District full-time, as an Operations Trainee, while also attending school full-time at Temple University. In her role at the District, she is responsible for Use of Facilities and specializes in…

Completed Work Orders

Completed Work Orders

Since returning to work last June, the Maintenance department has completed 32,204 work orders. In addition, the work order backlog was significantly reduced by 32% from 17,174 to 11,622. This summer, the maintenance team will continue to support the improvement of ventilation in schools, by completing ventilation-related projects in 33 schools. Overall, the Department plans…

Meet the Interim Facilities Training Manager

Meet the Interim Facilities Training Manager

Sheerita Wilson has been with the School District for 17 years. During her tenure, she has served in many capacities. She previously worked for the Office of Transportation, and spent eight years as a building engineer in Facilities and Maintenance, while attending undergraduate school at the University of Phoenix. Most recently, Sheerita served as a…

Meet the Acting Training Instructor

Meet the Acting Training Instructor

In early 1997, Getnet Getnet began his journey with the School District of Philadelphia as a general cleaner. He quickly joined the Building Engineer in Training (BET) Program, while attending the Community College of Philadelphia where he earned his Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Upon completion of his BET, he started working as a…

Meet the  Locksmith

Meet the Locksmith

Eric “Rick” Zeoli has been with the School District of Philadelphia for 36 years as a Certified Registered Institutional Locksmith. For the first few years, he was a Field locksmith working in all of the schools throughout the city. Since then, he has become the Lead Locksmith working with both locksmiths and carpenters on lock…