Maintenance and Operations

Grounds and Maintenance Department InformationTop of Page

Ken Simon,  Facilities, Maintenance & Operations Director
(616) 696-1204 x1010
Kenneth.Simon@csredhawks.org
Office Hours:  7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

From the Facilities Desk:Top of Page

We have had a busy year so far in facilities and the following are some of the projects.
  • Our summer started with the athletic field turf replacement. It has been great seeing our teams and band on the new turf. Not only is it functional it is very attractive. My thanks to John Norton, Athletic Director, for his input and assistance with this project.
  • Our roads/drives have received patching this fall. All is done in time for the snow now. My thanks to our school community for their patience with road/lane closures and detours.
    Roofing projects at Beach, Cedar Trails, Red Hawk, Cedar View, District Service Center, and High School have been complete. In the repairs we relieved the stress on stretched membrane, repaired leaks and coated roofs giving us 10 warranties on them extending the life of those roofs at a fraction of the cost of replacing them.
  • Entry cameras/buzzers were installed as part of our secured entries projects at Beach, Cedar View, and Hilltop buildings. We received bids on our other entries that require more extensive work on Nov. 10. This work is scheduled to be done over the winter break time.
  • Minor boiler repairs were done at the Hilltop building this fall. All other boilers were cleaned and maintained as a part of our yearly program along with each unit in every classroom.
  • Our maintenance crew prepped for and poured the concrete slab this fall for the new batting cages at the baseball/softball complex. We are getting excited to see the new batting cages installed and operational this spring with the donation from the Kobayashi family.
  • A new security camera system has been installed in the High School. This camera system is a major improvement to the old system which was not able to be repaired any more due to its age.
  • New drinking fountains were installed in the High School by the Maintenance staff. Others are on order for some of our other buildings and will be installed as they arrive.
  • The grounds have been maintained and mowed this year by World Rep Landscaping. They have done an excellent job in maintaining our lawns and making our grounds appearance appealing. Thank you Morgan for all you have done for the district.
  • A new lighting project of going to all LED lights at the High School is being investigated. The cost savings will pay for the project in 2 years. We are also looking at a 0% loan through a pilot program with Consumers for this project which will also create a savings funded program to fund other projects.
  • A new alarm panel and upgrade were installed at Red Hawk.
  • We closed out last year in the Maintenance Department by completing 2,275 work orders submitted by the school employees. This school year we have been working on and closing out 879 work orders to date.
Looking forward to providing additional updates throughout the school year.
Ken Simon Facilities, Maintenance & Operations Director
 
 

Maintenance DepartmentTop of Page

The Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining the Cedar Springs Public Schools building and grounds. We believe in maintaining our facilities to the best of our abilities in order to keep ongoing costs low and to protect the investments made by our community.  The custodial services are provided by Grand Rapids Building Services.  
 

Asbestos Management

The plan is available for review by parents and employees.

Our school district has conducted an extensive asbestos survey of all of our buildings. Based on the findings of these inspections, a comprehensive management plan was drafted. This plan details the response actions that the district will be taking regarding asbestos containing materials found in our buildings. This plan is available for inspection at our office without cost or restriction during normal business hours.

If you desire to have a personal copy, please notify the main administrative office and it will supplied to you within five (5) working days at a cost of 30 cents per page. Our main administrative office is located at:

Hilltop Community Resource Center
204 E Muskegon Street
Cedar Springs, MI  49319

We have endeavored to make our schools a safe place in which students can learn. Our procedures for dealing with this problem reflect that concern. Please let us know if we can answer any questions.

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) apply to everyone!  Administrators, Teachers, Secretaries, Aides, Food Service workers, Coaches, Custodians, Mechanics, Bus Drivers, Maintenance workers and Volunteers! The one group that it does not apply to is the students, although they are helpful in case of an emergency. These sheets are designed to protect staff from using chemicals improperly. MSDS sheets are not required if the item can be readily purchased in stores such as, Meijer, Office Max, Family Fare, etc. This is a very serious issue.

We can be fined greatly by MIOSHA if we are inspected and do not have the proper MSDS on file for products. We can also be fined if you do not know where to find a MSDS in your building.

The MSDS are located in a green binder in each building.
Cedar Trails – Custodial Room
Beach – Boiler Room 
Cedar View – Boiler Room
Red Hawk/New Beginnings – Boiler Room
Middle School – Front Custodial Closet
High School – Maintenance/Custodial Room
Hilltop – Custodial Room

Pesticide Advisory

As a part of the Cedar Springs School District's pest control management program, pesticides are occasionally applied. This is accomplished through the use of effective and economical treatments, while also minimizing your child's exposure to pesticides. Our school uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that seeks to use a variety of methods to control/minimize pest problems. Parents are able to review the IPM program and any records on pesticide applications. You have the right to be informed prior to any pesticide application made to the school grounds and buildings.

If treatment, using a liquid or aerosol formulated pesticide, is deemed necessary by the IPM program coordinator all parents will be notified of the treatment by two methods:
  • It will be posted at the main entrance(s) of the school, not less than 48 hours prior to the treatment
  • It will be posted on our website
  • Parents or guardians are also entitled to receive the notice by first-class United States mail postmarked at least 3 days before the application.
If you wish to be notified prior to any treatment, please contact the buildings and grounds department. In certain emergencies, pesticides may be applied without prior notice, but you will be provided notice immediately following any such application.