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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 Director of Facilities Planning, Management & Maintenance 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 Director of Facilities Planning, Management & Maintenance

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 Facilities Coordinator.              

Custodial operations: The Custodial Supervisor along with The Facilities Coordinator approve 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 Director of Facilities Planning, Management & Maintenance 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.

Steven Stilphen
Director of Facilities Planning, Management & Maintenance
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 207-842-5315
Fax: 207-874-8107

Doug Sherwood
Facilities Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 207-842-5342
Fax: 207-874-8107                              


If you are looking to request use of one of our buildings, please click the following link and complete the online form. 

Building Use Request Online Form

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact Janet DiBiase at [email protected] or at 874-8111.