Maintenance Services

Our objective is to continually provide a safe, healthy, clean, and pleasant learning environment in each of our facilities including: seven schools, Transportation Department building and offices; Ernest L. Perlini Athletic Complex; Board of Education Central Office; and the Transition Academy. Our focus is on customer service and team members will do whatever it takes to provide the best possible experience for our students, staff, and guests.

The Maintenance Services Department is responsible for two main functions in the district; custodial and maintenance services.

Each night our custodial team of 38 men and women clean approximately 814,782 square feet. That equates to over 21,000 square feet per person or the equivalent of cleaning 8 to 12 residential homes per evening-per custodian. Our trademark military wet look is admired by many visiting districts and is accomplished through the hard work and pride of our crew members. Our five-person maintenance team services and maintains our seven schools, Transportation facility and bus garages, Ernest Perlini Field House, District Offices, and the Transition Academy. Our maintenance staff processes approximately 875 work requests per year and perform oversight and maintenance to electrical, HVAC, air quality and energy management, locksmith services, hardware maintenance, vandalism maintenance, and all other general maintenance and repairs to all district facilities.

Newington Public Schools operates efficiently and strategically. Maintenance Services supports the district mission and vision every day. The department functions under a WIN/WIT philosophy and works diligently in Focus Areas 2, 3, and 4 of the districts strategic plan. We have implemented an effective preventative maintenance plan, fully operationalized a Green Cleaning Program and implemented the EPA Tools for Schools program to ensure that our students and staff have a safe and healthy environment in which to work. Each year we place a focus on making our facilities more energy efficient. We are in the middle of a multi-year plan to change all light fixtures to LED, saving the district tens of thousands of dollars. Our HVAC systems are controlled and monitored remotely by a seasoned HVAC technician.

We are proud of our staff for the hard work they do making our award-winning schools a showpiece for the town. The Maintenance Services Department has been recognized numerous years with Communications Awards from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE).

Please contact our office with any questions at (860) 665-8655.