Maintaining safe, secure buildings for students
Mark Davey, Assistant Superintendent for Auxiliary Services
Student success is at the center of all that we do at UCS. Our Department of Auxiliary Services plays no small part in this endeavor. We provide an atmosphere that is conducive to student learning by way of clean, well-functioning buildings and grounds and a safe and secure environment for all students.
Throughout the year, the Department of Auxiliary Services provides ongoing support in the areas of:
Maintenance and Construction
John Goike, Director
Roger Silagi, Supervisor of Maintenance
Frank Tiberio, Supervisor of Maintenance
- Maintaining buildings and overseeing repairs.
- Managing skilled trades employees – including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, heating/ventilation, audio/visual technicians.
- Administering Bond Issue projects, as approved by voters, including new construction, building additions, renovations and upgrades to technology.
Operations and Security
Dominic Aversa, Supervisor of Operations and Security
- Preserving student and staff safety.
- Managing custodial services at our 40 buildings
- Maintaining security throughout the district.
Grounds and Warehouse
Ray Walters, Grounds and Warehouse Supervisor
- The maintenance and repair of district property.
- Administering portions of the Bond Issue.
- Transporting mail, materials and furniture needed for district events, and bulk and prepared foods to individual schools.
In 2006, the Utica Community Schools began a concerted effort toward energy conservation throughout the district. Our Energy Program has saved the district nearly 30 percent a year in utility costs and reduced our carbon footprint, setting an example to our students and community.
With simple strategies, the district has been able to achieve these reductions. To date, we have initiated guidelines to:
- Shut off lights and electronics when possible
- Lower heating temperature to 55 degrees when buildings are not in use
- Refrain from cooling buildings when not in use
- Unplug appliances such as refrigerators during breaks and limit their use
- Use more efficient light bulbs
- Seek out more energy-efficient appliances and materials