Director of Facilities and Safety
Date: November 19th, 2015
To: Michael Green
From: Scott Landrigan
Subject: Facilities Report
High School Punch List
With the start of weekly meetings between the district, Skanska, ESD112 and Mcgranahan’s we appear
to be getting some traction on many of the punch list items. Still of major concern are the chronic
problems with the Cleveland Combi-ovens in the HS kitchen. After numerous failed attempts to correct
these ovens, we are now pursuing a warranty replacement of this equipment. This presents significant
challenges and frustration for the kitchen crew as these are the primary ovens for the kitchen. To
further complicate the kitchen issues, there has recently been reports of intermittent natural gas odors
in the kitchen area. Cascade Natural gas has been dispatched twice to the campus but has not been able
to find a leak. I have requested Skanska to check the air balance and exhaust systems in the kitchen and
to examine the design of the boiler exhaust location verses fresh air intake for the kitchen which could
also be a source of the gas fumes.
Healthy Kids-Healthy Schools Grant
Tegan has been doing a great job completing the application for the Healthy Kids –Healthy Schools
grant. The deadline on this application is February 19, 2016. Schools can get up to $200,000 for water
fill stations and playground equipment that a couple of our schools desperately need. The Washington
legislature appropriated $5 million dollars in the 2015–17 capital budget for this program. The grant
funds improvements or renovations to existing buildings, site improvements, and the purchase and
installation of new or renovated equipment.
Applications are submitted by the district and may include requests for multiple schools in multiple
categories. The minimum district request is $2,500. Grant awards are limited to $200,000 per district. A
maximum of $1 million will be granted for water bottle filling stations; only one station per school will
Emergency Action Plan Review
Over the next month, my intentions are to review the emergency action plans at each campus and
schedule a regular review. I was able to attend the planning workshop at ESD 112 championed by OSPI.
There were some outstanding planning and execution strategies discussed that I will deliver to each
Department Communication Meeting
This month’s department communication meeting will focus in four specific areas.
- Utility Isolations - The team will review isolations for natural gas, city water, fire sprinklers,
electrical isolations and air handling equipment. It is imperative that the maintenance and
custodial staff be well versed in effectively isolating utilities in the event of any catastrophic
- Safe Schools – Fire Safety This will include a review of fire training, extinguishing agents and with
the fire department concurrence, live fire extinguisher training.
- AESOP Training - As I am trying to move to a paperless system, some of the employees do not
understand how to access and use AESOP system.
- Raising the Bar (Again) - One of the key focus points I discussed in last month’s report was
“raising the bar” on what is acceptable performance for the school district employees. This has
been one of my greatest challenges for the team and is a drastic culture change. Every training
event I will reinforce this concept with the team.