Operations | 269.685.6338
Our Mission Statement…
We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe, secure, comfortable, clean and healthy environment through outstanding service in a cost-competitive manner.
District facilities are comprised of six separate campuses which include two satellite facilities. The district grounds total over 80 acres, which accommodate fourteen buildings: nine instructional buildings and five non-instructional buildings; two outdoor environmental/science labs; eleven athletic sites; and six outdoor playground sites. Two of our district buildings were constructed prior to 1950, six others were constructed between the years of 1950 to 1970, two were constructed between 1971 and 1990, and two have been constructed since 1991. All of our school buildings have been remodeled and expanded in the last few years.
The Operations Department maintains all district facilities through daily preventative maintenance, upgrades and repairs. With community support over the last few years, we have been able to accomplish major infrastructure renovations, including electrical, heating and cooling systems. We make it our number one priority to ensure the continued efficient and cost-effective operation of our facilities.
Custodians are people who have charge of something – a caretaker. At Plainwell Community Schools, our custodians are also viewed in this way. For the Operations Department, the custodians are the “first line of defense” – an integral part of the daily operations of providing clean, healthy, comfortable schools for the 3,500+ students and staff.
Groundskeeping is an extension of our maintenance effort, with specific responsibility for lawns, driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, playgrounds, athletic fields and courts. With over 80 acres to maintain twelve months a year, this is no small task! We uphold our district’s good “curb appeal” by being watchful and attentive to the grounds on a regular schedule.
District Maintenance and Grounds Staff
Transportation | 269.685.8080
New 2016-17 Bus Schedule Coming Soon!
The Transportation Department at Plainwell Community Schools works hard each day to ensure that all bus riders arrive safely to school and back home again. Skilled drivers, bus maintenance staff and transportation administrators make sure buses are driven professionally and in top condition. Students must follow school bus safety regulations while on their bus and we strongly encourage parents to observe traffic safety laws when Plainwell buses are on the road.
The school district’s responsibility for the safety of students begins once the student has boarded the bus at the legally designated bus stop. Parents are responsible for their children’s safety to and from their stop, as well as while they are waiting at the stop.
High school abbreviated runs may require students to walk up to one mile from designated stops along main arteries. There are only 4 to 5 buses operating during those times. Please dress appropriately. These runs occur 5 to 8 times a year when only the high school is in attendance either a half day or all day. Board of Education policy on students’ walking distance to bus stops is up to 1/2 mile for K-5 and up to 1 mile for 6th-12th grades.
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