The Mission of the Jasper County School District's Maintenance and Grounds Department is to serve. We proudly serve our district by providing custodial, maintenance and grounds personnel to ensure safe, clean, well-maintained, functional, and aesthetically pleasing facilities for students, staff members, visitors, and our community as a whole.
The Department is comprised of three individual, but closely related groups as follows:
Custodial Operations - Our Custodians are very busy and happy to serve. They are responsible for the cleanliness of each school.
Grounds Operations - The groundskeepers in our district take pride in the grounds of the school in which they are assigned to maintain. On any given day they are mowing, edging, spraying, pruning, working on our sports field setup, pressure washing, spreading rock and bark, and completing general grounds clean up.
Maintenance Operations - We have a small but busy maintenance staff. With crafts and trades people working in locks, electrical, heating and air conditioning, vehicle maintenance and building. This group works hard to be a support service to all of the schools and district staff.
Safety and health in our school district must be a part of every operation. Without question, it is every employee's responsibility at all levels.
The Maintenance and Grounds Department will maintain a safe and healthy program conforming to the best practices of organizations of this type. To be successful, such a program must embody the proper attitudes toward injury and illness prevention on the part of department heads, principals, supervisors and employees. It also requires cooperation in all safety and health matters, not only between management and employees, but also between employees and their co-workers. Only through such a cooperative effort can an effective safety and health program be established and preserved.
The safety and health of every employee is a high priority. Management accepts responsibility for providing a safe working environment and employees are expected to take responsibility for performing work in accordance with safe standards and practices. Safety and health will only be achieved through teamwork. Everyone must join together in promoting safety and health and taking every reasonable measure to assure safe working conditions in the school district.