Maintenance, Grounds and Custodial Services

Maintenance and Grounds

Under the leadership of Executive Director of Operations Mike Abbott, with the support of Director of Operational Services Phil De Roche, the maintenance department provides support services for the purpose of maintaining a well-functioning and safe facility that is conducive to a quality learning and work environment for all those who come in contact with the district. The department conducts all its business in a manner that is integral to the overall mission of the school system and provides assistance to all who require service. We are committed to communicating with our customers in a timely, sincere and professional manner; providing prompt and reliable service; and maintain safe, dry and secure facilities.

The operations department is responsible for the maintenance, repair, grounds upkeep and safe operations for all Upper Arlington School facilities. The department oversees approximately 850,000 square feet of building space in 12 district buildings. We provide expertise in every aspect of building management and maintenance for all schools and buildings. In order to maintain and operate these facilities, maintenance employs workers that include licensed electricians, plumbers, HVAC, pool personnel as well as groundskeepers, carpenters and general tradesmen. To ensure reliability, efficiency and adequacy in all buildings maintenance and operations, we track repair work from initiation to completion, constantly monitoring and assessing quality and cost, through a web-based work order system.

The department takes great pride in its ability to maintain buildings and grounds that on the average are more than 60 years old. Through creative energy management and resourceful upkeep of our buildings, the department consistently looks for ways to be fiscally responsible for all Upper Arlington School buildings and grounds.

Custodial Services

The Upper Arlington City Schools Custodial Services Department is dedicated to providing an inviting, clean, healthy and safe environment. The quality of our work affects the students, staff, parents and community. Our success promotes an environment that supports teaching, learning, work production and contributes to the quality of our school system. High level of customer service, excellent care and quality workmanship are at the forefront of our daily goals.
Custodial services are provided at all educational and support facilities throughout the school district. Each school is assigned a custodial team responsible for cleaning and upkeep at that facility. In addition, school custodians also assist with the set up, tear down and clean up after various facility uses by school groups and outside users. For more information about our custodial services team, feel free to contact Mike Abbott, Executive Director of Operations.


Mike Abbott
Executive Director of Operations
[email protected]
(614) 487-5302
Phil De Roche
Director of Operational Services
[email protected]
(614) 487-5302 
Kirsten Schaefer
Program Secretary for Operations
[email protected]
(614) 487-5302
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