Facilities & Maintenance Services
The Department of Facilities and Maintenance is responsible for maintaining the buildings and grounds of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). Its mission: To provide a safe, clean and well-maintained environment that promotes learning. The department aims to maximize the use and efficiency of district facilities by providing timely and cost-effective repair and maintenance. At the same time, the department strives to ensure that school buildings and grounds are clean, safe, sanitary and comfortable. The department also is charged with managing contracts and regulatory-compliance requirements, based on district standards.
In accordance with Milwaukee Board of School Directors (MBSD) Policy 3.09, all proposed maintenance, new construction, and remodeling projects must be submitted to the Department of Facilities and Maintenance. Furthermore, the department also issues all service orders and contracts for such projects.
Processing the projects and issuing the service orders/contracts in this manner guarantees that all work is performed in accordance with school board policies for items such as insurance, bonding, wage rates, etc. It also provides for inspections to determine that all work performed complies with requirements, and that products or equipment used meet district-standardization requirements.