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Maintaining Schools for Portland's Future

Who to Call

Emergencies: Call 911

Urgent work requirements (utility outages, indoor environmental quality, water leaks, etc.): Please contact city of Portland’s Public Buildings staff immediately.  All safety, health and security issues should also be communicated to the Portland Public Schools Chief Operations Officer and Facilities Coordinator as soon after first responders are contacted as possible.

Building maintenance: All Portland Public Schools day-to-day building maintenance and project work is managed by the city of Portland’s Public Buildings team.  Please contact them directly with any concerns.

Site maintenance: City of Portland Public Services and Recreation Department professionals and contractors provide mowing, snow plowing, athletic field maintenance, landscaping and related services on a reimbursable basis.  Any special requests including Day of Caring support shall be pre-approved by the district's Account Manager or the Faciilities Coordinator.              

Custodial operations: The Facilities Coordinator approves day-to-day custodial purchases, aligns staff to meet ever changing requirements, and is involved in the training, hiring and firing of staff.  School principals set the cleanliness standard for their facility within the resources available, supervise the head custodian, and work with the Facilities Coordinator on budget development.

Planning/ Work By Others: The Facilities Coordinator is the single point of contact for any facilities planning requirements as well as any work on school grounds or in school buildings, including projects funded by grants and donated services and/or labor.

Doug Sherwood
Facilities Coordinator
Phone: 207-842-5342
Fax: 207-874-8107