The Facilities Department oversees building, renovations and modifications, to include projects approved by voters through an Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST). As part of managing the facilities, this department handles all security alarms, video surveillance cameras and fire alarms covering more than four million square feet of buildings.
About Our Department
Facility Planning Facilitates the preparation of the State 5-Year Facility Plan, Develops needs assessment, Track County/Student Growth, Planning and Placement of Future Schools, Development of Building Specifications.
Capital Outlay The Facilities Department manages and administers all construction and E-SPLOST projects while working in conjunction with architects, engineers, and contractors to ensure local stakeholders the best value and students a sound learning environment.
Facility Systems Maintain and upgrade fire alarm devices, Maintenance and monitoring for water-based fire protection systems, Security systems including burglar alarms, CCTV, and Building Access Control.
Energy Management Active energy monitoring to reduce unwanted utility costs, Actively seek ways to reduce energy costs without interference with classroom environment and safety.
Research and Development Continually researching new technologies to improve the teaching and learning environment in a cost-effective manner.
Space Inventory Continually updating an inventory of use of space as well as graphical building schematics, Emergency Evacuation plans for all facilities are developed in-house.
Document Management The Facilities Department maintains a catalog of blueprints on paper and electronically for each construction project. Some of the prints date back to the building of the 1925 Perry Consolidated School.