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Organization of School Plant

Operation and Maintenance


3 Classifications of School
Personnel
1. Administrators
2. School Faculty
3. School Support Staff
Administrators
Principal
The principal oversees the daily operations of an individual school
building within a district. The principal is primarily in charge overseeing
the students and faculty/staff in that building. They are also responsible
for building community relationships within their area. The principal is
often responsible for interviewing prospective candidates for job
openings within their building as well as making recommendations to the
superintendent for hiring a new teacher.
Administrators
Assistant Principal
A smaller district may not have any assistant principals, but a
large district may have several. The assistant principal may oversee a
specific part or parts of a school’s daily operations. For example, there
may be an assistant superintendent who oversees all student
discipline either for the entire school or for a particular grade depending
on the size of the school. The assistant principal is overseen by the
building principal.
Effective school facilities
maintenance plans
Administrators must be able to:
> recognize that facility maintenance contributes to the physical and
financial well-being of the organization
> understand that school facility maintenance affects building
appearance, equipment operation, student and staff health, and student learning
> appreciate that facility maintenance requires funding
> acknowledge that strategic planning for facilities maintenance is a team
effort that requires input and expertise from a wide range of stakeholders
> coordinate facility maintenance activities throughout the organization
demand appropriate implementation and evaluation of facilities maintenance plans
School Faculty
1. Teacher
Teachers are responsible for providing the students they
serve with direct instruction in the area of content in which
they specialize. The teacher is expected to use the district-
approved curriculum to meet state objectives within that
content area. The teacher is responsible for building
relationships with parents of children which they serve.
School Faculty
2. Counselor
A counselor’s job is often multifaceted. A counselor
provides counseling services for students who may struggle
academically, have a rough home life, may have gone through a
difficult situation, etc. A counselor also provides academic
counseling setting student schedules, getting students scholarships,
preparing them for life after high school, etc.
School Faculty
3. Library/Media Specialist
A library media specialist oversees the operation of the
library including the organization, ordering of books, checking out
of books, the return of books, and re-shelving of books. The library
media specialist also works directly with the classroom teachers to
provide assistance in anything associated with the library. They also
are responsible for teaching students library related skills and
creating programs that develop lifelong readers.
School Faculty
4. Nurse
A school nurse provides general first aid for students in the
school. The nurse may also administer medication to students who
need it or are required medication. A school nurse keeps pertinent
records on when they see students, what they saw, and how they
treated it. A school nurse may also teach students about health and
health related issues.
School Faculty
5. Cook
A cook is responsible for the preparation and
serving of food to the entire school. A cook is also
responsible for the process of cleaning up the kitchen
and the cafeteria.
School Faculty
6. Custodian
A custodian is responsible for the day-to-day cleaning of the
school building as a whole. Their duties include vacuuming,
sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash, etc. They
may also assist in other areas such as mowing, moving heavy items,
etc.
School Faculty
7. Maintenance
Maintenance is responsible for keeping all the physical
operations of a school running. If something is broke, then
maintenance is responsible for repairing it. These may including
electrical and lighting, air and heating, and mechanical issues.
School Faculty
7. Maintenance
Maintenance is responsible for keeping all the physical
operations of a school running. If something is broke, then
maintenance is responsible for repairing it. These may including
electrical and lighting, air and heating, and mechanical issues.
School Faculty
8. Computer Technician
A computer technician is responsible for assisting school
personnel with any computer issue or question that may arise. Those
may include issues with email, internet, viruses, etc. A computer
technician should provide service and maintenance to all school
computers to keep them running so that they may be used as needed.
They are also responsible for server maintenance and the installation of
filter programs and features.
Facilities Staff
1. School Nurse
1. > A specialized practice of professional nursing that
advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong
achievement of students
2. > facilitate positive student responses to normal
development; promote health and safety; intervene with
actual and potential health problems; provide case
management services; and actively collaborate with others
to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-
management, self-advocacy, and learning
Facilities Staff
1. School Doctor
> in charge of providing medical care to pupils in
accordance with medical science and experience. This care has a
holistic approach, i.e. from the physical and the mental perspective,
regardless of age or gender and represents the health interests of
pupils.
> The main task of the school doctor’s activities lies in
preventive medical care. The activities of a school doctor require
special medical and psycho-social knowledge, acquired by adequate
training professional development.
Facilities Staff
1. Canteen Staff
>Provide a clean and healthy place for students and faculty staff and parents and
visitors
> Provide good, healthy and nutritious food and snacks at the most reasonable prices
since the canteen caters to mostly school children and students
> Keep kitchen utensils and equipment clean and healthy
> Keep the dining area clean, safe and healthy
> Meet all the health and safety standards and rules of the school concerning the
canteen
> Use and secure school property with care
Facilities Staff
1. School Maintenance
> responsible for maintenance and repair work for
buildings and job sites like offices, apartment
complexes, government agencies and schools.
> keep things running smoothly and the wheels
greased (literally).
> Being a maintenance worker requires light trouble
shooting abilities for a variety of different types of
machinery and equipment
like HVAC, electricity, plumbing and occasionally
janitorial or lawn maintenance
.
Facilities Staff
1. School Janitor
> Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition.
> Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors,
shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing
rubbish.
Effective school facilities
maintenance plans
Facilities Staff must be able to:
> understand a wide range of facilities operations and issues
>receive training to improve their knowledge and skills related to facilities
maintenance
> educate school and district administrators about facility operations
> teach other staff how they can help with facilities maintenance
>cooperate effectively with policy-makers and budgetary decision-makers
>appreciate that facility maintenance decision-making is influenced by
instructional needs
Teachers
1. Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at
the times designated.
2. Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive
to effective learning within the limits of the resources
provided by the division, with responsibility for the order and
progress of his/her classes.
3. Prepare for classes assigned, and show written evidence of
preparation upon request of the immediate supervisor.
4. Assist students in setting and maintaining standards of
classroom behavior.
5. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect
students, equipment, materials, and facilities with
responsibility for the neatness of his/her room and the
proper care of all furniture and supplies.
6. Evaluate student progress on a regular basis.

7. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and


instructional media, consistent with the physical
limitations of the location provided and the needs and
capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.

8. Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records


asrequired by law.

9. Be available to students and parents for education-


related purposes outside the instructional day when
required or requested to do so under the reasonable
term
6. Evaluate student progress on a regular basis.

7. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and


instructional media, consistent with the physical
limitations of the location provided and the needs and
capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.

8. Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records


asrequired by law.

9. Be available to students and parents for education-


related purposes outside the instructional day when
required or requested to do so under the reasonable
term
15. Accomplish reasonable special
assignments as assigned by the principal.

16. Provide for his/her own professional


growth through an On going program of
study, including workshops, seminars,
conferences, and/or advanced course work
at institutionsof higher learning.

17. Perform other school duties as assigned.


Qualification Standards for the Teacher I
Effective school facilities
maintenance plans
Teachers must be able to:
> recognize that facilities maintenance supports student learning

> educate students about how to treat school facilities


appropriately

> communicate their expectations for facilities as they relate to


enhancing student learning

> treat facilities with respect


Arlene M. Marasigan
Reporter