Maintenance and Operations

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