The ACSA/TSS Director of Maintenance and Operations Academy has been created as a comprehensive program designed to produce new or improve the existing skills of experienced maintenance and operations directors. This 10-month academy, developed by experienced school district maintenance and operations supervisors, school administrators and other school leaders, consists of a broad base of education and training that occurs both in the classroom setting, online with both synchronous and asynchronous instruction, and by practical application. The academy will provide an opportunity for participants to expand their skill-set in a challenging yet encouraging environment which emphasized industry best practices. Specialized assignments and class projects are done individually and as part of small teams. Participants who successfully complete the course will be issued an ACSA Director of Maintenance and Operations Certificate.
BASIC STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
The participants will be able to:
- Understand how and why good school maintenance is one of the most important variables in achieving student success
- Develop skills and knowledge needed to be a successful maintenance and operations director involved with maintenance and operations
- Understand best practices for school districts in the areas of maintenance, construction, financial management, budgeting, planning and in other areas pertinent to a successful maintenance and operations director
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to be an effective leader and supervisor for a school district
- Know and be able to apply strategies to develop good inter-district and community relations in order to establish a positive rapport with district stakeholders
- Improve individual directors of maintenance skillsets in areas of weakness, and add to and improve upon existing strengths
- Attendance and Participation – Participants are expected to attend and contribute in all sessions and must attend all classes in order to receive the ASCA Director of Maintenance and Operations Certificate. If an emergency arises, one session may be made-up by writing and an academic paper pre-approved by the program’s instructor or other agreed make-up assignment.
- Group Projects – There will be various in class group projects that students will participate in. During these group projects students may be asked to act in various roles such as facilitator, scribe, group leader, etc.
- Presentation – Participants are required to present two 45-minute PowerPoint presentation. One Topic will be chosen by the student and another by the instructor. Student chosen presentation topic must also be approved by instructor.
- Practicum – Participants will select an appropriate practicum which will be due by the end of the course. The practicum can be a variety of activities, including taking on a needed District project or a specific interview with experienced M&O director, architect, construction manager, etc. The practicum topic/project must be agreed to by the instructor.
- Other Assignments – Other assignments will be given on a variety of topics with the goal of honing the skills of the class participant.
- Assessments – There will be assessments given on a regular basis to measure learning. The academy concludes with a final exam which must be passed in order to graduate from the program.
Note: For 2021, the academy will begin 100% on-line and will meet towards the end of the program if it is safe to do so. The program features live on-line instruction as well a few select self-paced classes.
Topics Covered During Academy
The Importance of School Maintenance
Preventative and Deferred Maintenance
Maintenance Standards, Quality Assurance
Master Facility Planning
Opening and Closing of Schools
Integrated Pest Management
Hazardous Materials and Toxins
Construction Finance and Management
Budget and Finance
Personnel Administration and Human Resources
Community, District Relations and Customer Service
Public Speaking and Board Presentations
Business Writing and Communications
Technology and Information Systems
Schedule for 2021
January 29, 30
February 26, 27
March 26, 27
April 30, May 1
May 28, 29
June 25, 26
September 24, 25
October 29, 30
November 19, 20
December 10, 11
|The Importance Of School Maintenance|
|Introduction and the Importance of School Maintenance||00:00:00|
|Grand Jury Assignment||30, 00:00|
|COVID Safety/Plan, Protocols and Exposure Reporting Requirements|
|Preventative and Deferred Maintenance|
|Deferred Maintenance Plan Assignment||30, 00:00|
|Maintenance Standards and Staffing|
|M&O: Assessment on Introduction and Planning||00:20:00|
|Maintenance Standards and Staffing||00:00:00|
|M&O: Staffing Exercise||30, 00:00|
|M&O: Operations – Custodial||00:00:00|
|Opening and Closing Schools|
|M&O: Opening and Closing of Schools, Furniture and Equipment Replacement||00:00:00|
|Hazardous Materials and Toxins|
|M&O: Hazards, Toxins and Disaster Preparedness||00:00:00|
|Master Facility Planning|
|Integrated Pest Management|
|Construction Finance and Management|
|Budget and Finance|
|Personnel Administration and Human Resources|
|Community, District Relations and Customer Service|
|Public Speaking and Board Presentations|
|Business Writing and Communication|
|Technology and Information Systems|