The Peters Township School District Buildings, Grounds and
Transportation Department plays an integral part in maintaining the
interior and exterior portions of all District facilities and provides
transportation for all District students. Visit Transportation
The Buildings, Grounds and Transportation Department may
have as many as 135 personnel in its employ at any given time. Employees
consists of supervisory, maintenance, custodial, secretarial, drivers,
and seasonal staff. Approximately 600,000 square feet of floor space, 68
acres of grass and field space, 24 acres of pavement, 9,500 square feet
of sidewalks and walkways, and 7 fuel storage tanks come under the
jurisdiction of this department. The department's work includes
preventative maintenance, regular cleaning and maintenance, and
emergencies. The department also provides manpower and assistance for a
multitude of educational programs. Safety, regulation compliance, and
support of educational programs are main priorities.
The Department is proud of its efforts to support the
District's pursuit of quality education by keeping the physical plants
facilities, and vehicles safe, clean, and well-maintained.
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The School District is in compliance with all requirements
for contending with asbestos, as outlined in the Asbestos Hazard
Emergency Response Act.
The Asbestos Management Plan for the Peters Township School
District is on file at the District Administration Office at 631 East
McMurray Road. Copies of the plan are available in each school office.
Questions or concerns related to asbestos management should be directed
to the Director of Buildings and Grounds.
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Integrated Pest Management
The Peters Township School District uses an Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) approach for managing insects, rodents and weeds. Our
goal is to protect every student from pesticide exposure by using an IPM
approach to pest management. Our IPM approach focuses on making the
school building and grounds an unfavorable habitat for these pests by
removing food and water sources and eliminating their hiding and
breeding places. We accomplish this through routine cleaning and
maintenance. We routinely monitor the school building and grounds to
detect any pests that are present. The pest monitoring team consists of
our maintenance personnel and building staff. Pest sightings are
reported to our IPM coordinator who evaluates the “pest problem” and
determines the appropriate pest management techniques to address the
problem. The techniques can include increased sanitation, modifying
storage practices, sealing entry points, physically removing the pest,
From time to time, it may be necessary to use chemicals to
manage a pest problem. Chemicals will only be used when necessary, and
will not be routinely applied. When chemicals are used, the school will
try to use the least toxic product when possible. (Applications of
chemicals will be made only after normal school hours.) Notices will be
posted in these areas 72 hours prior to application and for two days
following the application.
Parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school may
request prior notification of specific pesticide applications made at
the school. To receive notification, you must be placed on the school
notification registry. If you would like to be placed on the registry,
please notify the district in writing.
If a chemical application must be made to control an
emergency pest problem (example: stinging insects), notice will be
provided by telephone to any parent or guardian who has requested such
notification in writing. Exemptions to this notification include
disinfectants and anti-microbial products; self-containerized baits
placed in areas not accessible to students, and gel type baits placed in
cracks, crevices or voids; and swimming pool maintenance chemicals.
Each year the district will prepare a new notification registry.
If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Buildings and Grounds.
School District Facilities
For details concerning our school facilities, visit School District Facilities
Community Use of Facilities
To ensure that maximum benefit be derived by the school
system and community from properties held by the District, it shall be
the policy of the School Board to permit use of the buildings and
grounds by school and community organizations at such times as school is
not in session, subject to policies, regulations, and rules adopted by
the School Board. Visit District Policy No. 707 Use of School Facilities (30KB) and the associated fee schedule.
All requests for District
facility use after school hours must be done online via the Facilities
Direct System. All organizations wishing to use the facilities must
first complete an initial request form to obtain an access code for the online system.
Completed forms are to be submitted to the district's Athletic Office located at Peters Township High School in care of Jami Christopher.
If the application is approved, the applicant will receive a
confirmation letter providing access information. All subsequent
scheduling requests can then be made through the online system.
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Applicable Board Policies
District Policy No. 707 -- Use of School Facilities
District Policy No. 706.1 -- Equipment and Supplies Disposal
District Policy No. 716 -- Integrated Pest Management
Additional policies may be viewed online here
No Smoking Policy
A no smoking policy within district facilities is currently
in effect in the Peters Township School District. The policy prohibits
smoking in all district buildings. Information concerning violations of
the policy will be filed with the Peters Township Fire Marshall.
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Maintenance and custodial applications are accepted as needed. Visit Employment
Building and Grounds Department
110 Bell Drive
McMurray, PA 15317
Mr. Brandon Womer
Director of Buildings and Grounds
Tel 724 941-6250 ext 6011
Mr. Robert Conley
Asst. Director of Buildings and Grounds
Tel 724 941-6250 ext. 6017