DMPS is well-recognized for its excellent operational practices, including receiving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award ten years in a row.

More Than Six Million Square Feet – and a Whole Lot More.

The Operations Department oversees the management and function of the infrastructure for Iowa’s largest provider of public education.

That includes overseeing 69 school district facilities encompassing over six million square feet of space.

The Operations Department is divided into the following areas to make sure it all functions smoothly and efficiently:

  • Construction Management: coordinates the renovation and new construction at schools throughout the community
  • Custodial: provides clean and safe schools for students and teachers
  • Facilities: makes sure our schools are operated both efficiently and safely
  • Preventive Maintenance: provides scheduled maintenance to optimize building equipment to assure a healthy educational environment

In addition, the Operations Department leads efforts which have made Des Moines Public Schools a national leader in energy conservation, receiving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Top Overall Energy Performance award in 2011 for leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Sixty-two facilities have earned EPA’s ENERGY STAR® certification.

For more information on the work of the Operations Department, please visit the links in the menu to the right.

Executive Director of Operations

David Berger

1917 Dean Avenue, Des Moines, IA
P: 515-242-7434 | F: 515-242-8466 | E: