The Operational Services Department oversees the maintenance and operations of the 4.8 million square feet of Boulder Valley School District facilities as well as the safety and security of staff and students and daily transportation.
Over the past several years we have collected indoor air quality data from all schools. This data is evaluated to make recommendations for changes to building operations and occupant behavior and to identify facility renovations to improve indoor air quality.
Extremely hot weather can create uncomfortable, and even dangerous conditions inside and outside our schools, which can impact students’ health and ability to learn. BVSD has a variety of protocols in place to manage extreme heat.
While students, teachers, and staff were enjoying summer break, construction crews were at schools across the district completing millions of dollars worth of renovations.
- Building for Student Success (Bond Program)
- Food Services
- Planning and Engineering
- Safety, Security and Emergency Services
The bond-funded Building for Student Success program is responsible for executing the capital improvement projects described in the Educational Facilities Master Plan. The projects will provide much-needed improvements to buildings’ systems, structures, and finishes as well as renovations to support innovative instructional practices. The master plan also calls for the construction of a new campus in Erie to serve grades preK-8 as well as the rebuild of three existing schools and renovation of the central support campus.
The Facilities Department supports the District’s vision by ensuring that all district sites and building systems are operating properly to provide a safe and healthy learning and working environment.
The department provides district-wide custodial, facilities, and grounds maintenance services. These services include preventive maintenance; emergency and routine repairs for building structural, mechanical, electrical, life safety systems; site landscaping; custodial; and field maintenance. The maintenance department also does minor renovation and construction projects, as well as providing support for bond projects.
Facility Maintenance maintains approximately 4.8 million square footage of space and over 815 acres of outdoor learning environment covering 500 square miles. Facilities range in age from brand new state of the art buildings, to the oldest continuously running elementary school in Colorado at 146+ years old.
As stewards of 817 acres and over 4.8 million square feet of building space in the District, it is our goal to maintain a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment to the entire BVSD community. A key focus for the department is that we are accountable for safeguarding the assets we operate and maintain including maximizing their efficiency and sustainability to ensure the optimum life of those assets. With a long history of excellence, we look forward to serving the district with the highest level of service, equity, and accountability.
Director of Facilities
Maintenance Service Desk
BVSD's buildings team manages building maintenance across the district, servicing doors, locks, walls, floors, wood windows and glass, masonry, hanging whiteboards and TVs, lockers, gym equipment, bathroom partitions, roll up doors, bleachers, stage rigging, curtains, and completes minor renovation and construction projects.
Building Maintenance, which consists of structural maintenance for all district buildings. Building Maintenance employees work year 'round responding to district needs through well-planned preventive maintenance schedules and addressing site-generated work orders. All departments are led by trades people who are responsible for ensuring all district buildings are maintained in accordance with applicable codes and regulations.
Building Maintenance Supervisor
BVSD's HVAC team is committed to delivering innovative, resourceful and timely service in the areas of Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, and Automated Direct Digital Controls. Our number one goal is to sustain the highest level of comfort to the students, and staff. HVAC is also accountable for safeguarding the assets we operate and maintain including maximizing their efficiency and sustainability to ensure the optimum life of those assets.
BVSD's Trades team’s responsibility includes, but is not limited to the following aspects: plumbing, electrical, and life safety systems. The plumbing duties include maintenance, repair and installation of toilets, sinks, sewer lines, water mains, plumbing lines, water heaters, water fountains, and drain cleaning. The Electrical team manages test and inspection contracts for life safety systems including Elevators, Fire Alarm and Fire Sprinkler. Additionally, we also maintain and repair all existing building electrical circuitry, lighting systems, power and distribution, clock and bell components, audio systems, and Fire Alarm/Fire Sprinkler system repairs.
BVSD's Grounds team’s responsibility includes, but is not limited to the following aspects: irrigation, turf maintenance, athletic fields (natural and synthetic), landscaping, arboreal, asphalt/concrete, storm sewer systems (in conjunction with the Environmental team), fencing, playground equipment and safety surfacing, snow and ice removal, site furnishings, running tracks, and tennis courts.
The Boulder Valley School Custodial Department is committed to providing professional custodial services with excellent customer support. Our custodians are consistently trained to use the latest sanitation technologies, to ensure a clean and healthy school environment.
BVSD's Environmental team works to maintain indoor environmental quality by assuring BVSD complies with all local, Federal, and state regulations concerning the presence of hazardous materials in schools. The scope of responsibility includes indoor air quality, integrated pest management, stormwater management (in conjunction with the Grounds team), asbestos management, hazardous waste management, lead-based paint, lead/copper water testing, and radon testing.
BVSD Food Services works to ensure that all children of the Boulder Valley School District have daily access to fresh, flavorful, and nutritious food made with wholesome and when possible local ingredients so that every child may thrive.
Chef Ann Cooper
Director of Food Services
The Planning and Engineering office is primarily responsible for analyzing enrollment trends and providing information related to enrollment projections, demographic trends, economic trends, school capacity and new housing constructions to assess future capital facility and programming needs. This office also manages school attendance boundaries, oversees the acquisition and disposal of BVSD real estate, and coordinates with other local governments on land use matters.
Boulder Valley School District's Department of Safety, Security and Emergency Services operates 24 hours a day year round, including weekends and holidays in an effort to keep our students, staff and facilities safe and secure.
Learn more about Safety and Security in BVSD.
24-Hour BVSD Security Dispatch
Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Services
Security Services Manager
Security Services Manager
Operations Administrative Assistant
The Office of Sustainability oversees the work of the Sustainability Management System, which includes integrating sustainability into the areas of buildings (operations and construction), materials (from waste diversion to purchasing), transportation and education. This includes setting aggressive green building and energy efficiency design standards and supporting green teams District-wide. BVSD received the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools District Award.