Toronto District School Board

Facility Services Update

A number of actions have been implemented to address the issues within Facility Services and to strengthen the oversight and accountability within the department. Below is a short list of the actions taken to date.

Quality Control

  • Standardized start, break and end hours for all maintenance staff.

  • Address facilities related complaints in a prompt fashion and put practices in place to prevent the reoccurrence of similar issues.

  • Conducted site visits of selected schools in order to assess and implement the repair of outstanding facilities concerns.

Accountability/Risk Management

  • Monthly monitoring of maintenance work orders to ensure that inappropriate entries are identified.

  • Added additional security to work order system to restrict the number of people that can make entries on a work order.

  • Addition of GPS to TDSB vehicles to lower fuel and maintenance costs and ensure that vehicles are used appropriately to provide the best possible service.

Staff Development

  • Development of a training database for each employee in Facility Services.

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Eliminated the charge back to schools for routine maintenance.

  • Replaced aging vehicles with smaller, fuel efficient makes and models to save on operating costs and reduce environmental impacts.

Enhanced Productivity

  • Reorganization of Facility Services to decrease the union to management ratio and to provide supervision of maintenance staff by function.

  • Centralized all construction activities under one manager for better accountability.

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire
the knowledge, skills, and values
they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
© 2014 Toronto District School Board  |  Terms of Use  |  CASL