Safety First. Efficiency Always.
Facility Services is responsible for the maintenance, security, and safety of almost six million square feet of buildings at 72 locations throughout the school district. That includes nearly 65 acres of roof area as well as 46 acres of parking lots.
Departmental personnel perform specialized tasks such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, and general labor to complete scheduled and emergency work in all schools.
The 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 member also acts as a liaison with the Des Moines Police Department and the School Resource Officers (SROs).
Monitoring compliance standards in the areas of indoor air quality, ADA enhancements, environmental issues, and the district safety program are other examples of ongoing school-related functions coordinated by Facility Services.