TSS Offers

Managing and Improving Your Maintenance, Custodial and Grounds Departments to Meet the Needs of 21st Century Learners

Who Should Attend

Superintendents, Cabinet Members, Chief Business Officials, Principals/Vice Principals, Directors of Maintenance, Custodial and Grounds Services other administrators or managers.

Session Description

Research has shown that well maintained facilities impact both teacher and student performance. Without well maintained and clean facilities, it is nearly impossible for a school or district to accomplish its educational goals. Yet, in difficult budget times, many districts are challenged to maintain an ideal environment for student learning. Also, many administrators do not have a background in managing and maintaining facilities and can struggle on how to best manage this crucial aspect of the school district. This one-day seminar focuses on how district office and site administration can better understand the essential components needed to offer a first rate learning environment and how to effectively manage and communicate with the facility, maintenance, custodial and grounds departments in order to meet student’s needs.

Topics of this seminar include:

Strategies that will help keep facility safe and clean, developing and maintaining high expectation for the condition of facilities, planning and preventative maintenance, Williams Act requirements and inspections, developing leadership in your maintenance director, calculating maintenance and custodial staffing, the role of custodial staff during disaster preparedness and site emergencies, effective use of work order systems, sound training and evaluation of staff, understanding the various mandated training requirements for support staff such as custodians and ground keepers, understanding requirements for cleaning chemicals and pest management as well as other related topics that will help administrators manage their facilities.

About the Presenter

Dr. Joseph Pandolfo, Jr.

Dr. Pandolfo has worked in public education for almost 30 years as both a teacher and administrator. His current responsibilities as Deputy Superintendent of Business Services for the Rincon Valley Union School District include supervising an annual general fund budget of over $40 million as well as managing a $54 million-facility program. He also supervises all of the financial and operational departments of the District. Dr. Pandolfo came to Rincon Valley after working ten years as a school business administrator in the Mid-West, where he was Director of Finance and Operations for the Westchester Elementary School District in Westchester, Illinois. Joseph is President of the Redwood Empire Schools Insurance Group (RESIG) Executive Board, which provides commercial insurance for over 40 school districts. He also serves and is former chair of the Sonoma County Treasury Oversight Committee and is a member of the Sonoma County Local Plan Area (SELPA) Finance Committee.

Joseph is passionate about the. education and training of new school district leaders and has presented multiple times at classes for the Association of School Administrators (ASCA) and the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) for current and future leaders in the areas of chief business officials (CBO), director of fiscal services, and new superintendents. He is the academic coordinator for the ACSA Director of Maintenance and Operation Class and has guest lectured at the University of California, Davis as well as Sonoma State University on school district finance. He has consulted and served as a mentor for school districts throughout California. Dr. Pandolfo is a past winner of the Business Official of the Year by the Sonoma County Association of School Administrators.

Joseph earned a Bachelor in Music Education from Indiana University, Bloomington and has a Masters in School Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago and is a certified School Chief Business Official. Dr. Pandolfo was awarded his Ed.D. from the University of California at Davis with his dissertation on school district efficiency.

David Azcarraga

Mr. Azcarraga has worked for 25 years as the Chief Facilities Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Executive Director and Director of Maintenance, Operations & Transportation for five different School Districts in both Northern and Southern California.

Prior to working for public schools, David was the Director of Work Programming for the Navy Public Works; were he oversaw the Maintenance and Repair of the nine Military bases the in the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years.

David has a BA in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California.

Hours of Instruction

Each course is for 7 hours of instruction, with an opportunity for follow-up activities for the purposes of implementation of learned content.

Date, Time and Location

Friday, April 6, 2018

Check In/Registration: 8:00 am
Training Session: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Total School Solutions
4751 Mangels Blvd. Fairfield, CA 94534


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Fees and Cancellation

Cost: $325.00 until April 2, 2018 (subject to space availability)
All materials included.

Cancellations received by April 2, 2018 will be subject to a $50.00 fee.
Cancellations received after April 2, 2018 and “No Shows” will be subject to the full registration fee.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to info@totalschoolsolutions.net

Method of Payment

Make check payable to: Total School Solutions
and mail to: 4751 Mangels Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94534

Please bring a laptop computer or another Internet ready device.

For further information, please email Susan Lendway.