Buildings and Grounds

Buildings and Grounds

Building and Grounds Supervisor

 

Stephen Schantz

Building and Grounds Supervisor

Phone: 608-868-9200 Ext. 1061
E-Mail: schantzs@milton.k12.wi.us

Welcome to the buildings and grounds section of our District website.  The Building and Grounds Department reports to the Director of Business Services MaryEllen VanValin and is responsible for all building and facility scheduled maintenance and improvements for all district facilities within the Board approved five year capital maintenance and improvement plan.  Buildings and Grounds staff are also responsible for maintaining Schilberg Park.  

Capital Improvements and Maintenance

Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plans-The Process

Our Building and Grounds Department maintains and improves all district facilities.  They do so with guidance from our Director of Business Services MaryEllen VanValin, District Administrator Tim Schigur, our Board of Education's Finance Committe and our full Board of Education.  Every year, a list of new capital maintenance and improvement projects are evaluated and, depending upon budget capacity and prioritization, placed into our Capital Maintence and Improvements document.  Below are some of the many factors that are taken into consideration by our Building and Grounds Department when they present that document.  

Our Goals:
-To ensure projects presented for maintenance, repair, renovation or replacement of buildings and grounds maintain an optimal learning environment.
-ToMinimize facility deterioration; avoid deferred maintenance to prevent excessive funding needs for future remedial work.
-To annually audit district facilities conditions including physical adequacy of construction, materials and fixed equipment, and instructional functional performance.
-To plan for short term capital maintenance and improvements.
-To plan long term capital maintenance/renovations.

Our Process:
Each year the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor meets with building principals, instructional, and business supervisors to develop a Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plan that is presented to our Finance Committee and then our full Board of Education for approval. 

Our Recommendation Guidelines:
We closely examine and take into consideration the following factors when presenting our Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plan annually. 

-Student Safety/Security/Regulatory Compliance
-To ensure the plan and its budget estimates provide for necessary and ongoing maintenance
-The plan includes projects that will either improve or maintain the existing learning environment
-The plan ties to the Board's adopted Strategic Plan
-The plan considers not only the current cost of a project, but potential ongoing maintenance and/or operational costs
-The plan takes into consideration the level of community support (donations, and/or whether or not a referrendum is necessary)

Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plans-The Documents

The links below share the Board's approved five-year capital improvement and maintenance plans for each of the last three years.

2014-2015 Five Year Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plan

2015-2016 Five Year Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plan

2016-2017 Five Year Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plan 

Prioritized "Shovel Ready" Projects

Each and every school our building and grounds department works very hard to have projects come in under bid, and/or save money on the district's utility costs using energy conserving best practices.  Money saved from those effforts that were either budgeted for other projects that came in "under bid", or utility saving costs are put toward projects that are prioritized and "shovel ready"  for completion in the spring of each school year.  This process helps ensure we maximize the utility of dollars already taxed to help keep our facilities well maintained.

Below are the lists of prioritized "Shovel Ready" projects to maintain or improve our facilities completed within the past three school years.  

2013-14 Shovel Ready Projects List

2014-15 Shovel Ready Projects List

2015-16 Shovel Ready Projects  List

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  • 448 East High Street
  • Milton, WI 53563
  • Phone (608) 868-9200
  • Fax (608) 868-9216
  • School District of Milton
  • 448 East High Street
  • Milton, WI 53563
  • Phone (608) 868-9200
  • Fax (608) 868-9216
  • School District of Milton
  • 448 East High Street
  • Milton, WI 53563
  • Phone (608) 868-9200
  • Fax (608) 868-9216
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