Operations and Maintenance

Michael Vassar, Supervisor of Operations & Maintenance -  860-779-6655
Elizabeth Bragg, O & M Secretary- 860 779-6659                                    

emails: mvassar@killinglyschools.org

              ebragg@killinglyschools.org

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Killingly Public Schools Maintenance Department is to provide quality building maintenance services to the students, staff and community members who utilize the school district facilities.  Our aim is to meet those needs buy maintaining school buildings, grounds, landscapes, turf and outdoor facilities in a manner that provides a safe and comfortable environment which is conducive to a positive learning experience. Our methods of assessment include regular on-site inspections of our facilities, maintaining regular dialog with relevant staff groups and professionals to ensure standards are being met and/or improvements are communicated to guarantee efficient correction. Effective retention of school assets by means of proper maintenance eliminates or reduces to a minimum level of risk of fires, accidents and safety hazards; thereby, protecting occupants as well as the public's capital investment. 

Green Cleaning Program

In Schools

(CT PUBLIC ACT 09-81)

 
 
The State of Connecticut is requiring that each local and regional board of education implement a green cleaning program for all school buildings and facilities in its’ district.
 
Killingly Public School System is committed to the implementation of this law by providing the staff and, upon request, the parents and guardians of each child enrolled in each school with a written statement of the school district’s green cleaning program as well as making it available on its web site annually.  The policy will also be distributed to new staff hired during the school year and to parents or guardians of students transferring in during the school year.
 
1.  Green cleaning program means the procurement and proper use of environmentally preferable cleaning products as defined by the department of Administrative Services (DAS) for all state owned buildings, schools and facilities.  DAS currently requires that environmentally preferable cleaning products be independently certified by one of two third party certified organizations:  Green Seal or Eco Logo
 
2.  By July 1, 2011 and thereafter no person shall use a cleaning product in a public school unless it meets the DAS standard.
 
3.  The types of cleaning products covered in this legislation include: general purpose, bathroom, and glass cleaners, floor strippers and finishes, hand cleaners and soaps.  The preferred green cleaning products used by this school district are listed on Attachment A.
 4.  Disinfectants, disinfectant cleaners, sanitizers or antimicrobial products regulated b the federal insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide act are not covered by this law. 
 
The following statement will be part of this school districts program as stated in the new law;
“NO PARENT, GUARDIAN, TEACHER OR STAFF MEMBER MAY BRING INTO THE SCHOOL FACILITY ANY CONSUMER PRODUCT WHICH IS INTENDED TO CLEAN, DEODORIZE, SANITIZE OR DISINFECT”
The implementation of this program requires the support and cooperation of everyone including administrators, faculty, staff, parents, guardians and facilities staff.

Any questions concerning the program can be directed to Mike Vassar.