Facility Services

Facility Services is responsible for the maintenance, security, and safety of almost 6 million square feet of buildings at 69 locations throughout the school district. That includes nearly 65 acres of roof area as well as 46 acres of parking lots. 

The school district employs a staff of 43 maintenance workers who perform specialized tasks such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, and general labor to perform scheduled and emergency work in all schools. 

An 11-person security staff is responsible for monitoring all systems within the schools, including fire alarms, security/intrusion alarms, card access, and building automation systems through the dispatch location. The security staff also provides nighttime and weekend patrols of school buildings and grounds. The lead security staff members also acts as a liaison with the Des Moines Police Department and the School Resource Officers (SROs).

Monitoring compliance standards in the areas of in-door air quality, ADA compliancy, environmental issues, and the district safety program are other examples of ongoing school related needs overseen by Facility Services.


Facility Services

Jamie Wilkerson

Address: 1917 Dean Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50316
P: 515-242-7700 | F: 515-242-8467 | E: james.wilkerson@dmschools.org