Buildings and Grounds
Welcome to theBuildings and Grounds Department of the Lakeport Unified School District. Our goal is to provide and maintain a safe, efficient, and clean learning environment for students and staff at all of our sites. We are fortunate to have motivated staff who have tremendous pride in their work. Our focus is to provide facilities, playgrounds, and athletic fields that everyone can use and enjoy.
Our department provides the following services:
- Facilities maintenance, custodial services, and grounds maintenance
- Planning & construction
Our responsibilities include:
- General maintenance, major repairs, and land/system improvements
- Master planning and forecasting district facilities needs
- Modernizing schools and building new school facilities
- Special project requests for minor site improvements by students, families, and volunteers
Testing for Lead in Drinking Water in all Public K-12 Schools
The Division of Drinking Water (DDW), in collaboration with the California Department of Education, has taken the initiative to begin testing for lead in drinking water at all public K-12 schools. In early 2017, DDW and Local Primacy Agencies issued amendments to the domestic water supply permits of approximately 1,200 community water systems so that schools that are served by a public water system could request assistance from their public water system to conduct water sampling for lead and receive technical assistance if an elevated lead sample is found. To further safeguard water quality in California’s K-12 public schools, California Assembly Bill 746 published on October 12, 2017, effective January 1, 2018, requires community water system to test lead levels, by July 1, 2019, in drinking water at all California public, K-12 school sites that were constructed before January 1, 2010.
The Lakeport Unified School District has completed testing of all school sites and is pleased to inform the public that all water samples results came back as “non-detect”.
Summary of the Solar Production Project
The Lakeport Unified School District is expected to cut its annual electric bill by 33 percent and save more than $2 million over the next two decades thanks to a new solar project completed in November 2013. Lakeport Unified has entered into an agreement with SolarCity to power three schools and the district office with renewable energy. The district paid nothing upfront under its 20-year power purchase agreement with SolarCity, a leading provider of clean energy that has installed more than 2,400 solar panels totaling 582 kilowatts of solar power at the four district facilities. The solar systems are expected to save the district roughly $60,000 in their first year alone, and reduce the district’s carbon emissions by nearly 17 million pounds over the 20-year contract term, which is equivalent to planting 729,000 trees.
Search for Buildings & Grounds Staff below:
- Michael Benitez
- Dan Camacho
- Jennifer Campbell
- Zachery Cocco
- Aaron Desselle
- Luis Martinez
- Tim Morin
- Shanon Mull
- Dick "Digger" Oswald
- Roel "RJ" Pena
- Dan Swaney
- Darren Wells
- Toby Wilder