Facilities & Operations

Larry Gallagher, Deputy Superintendent of Finance, Facilities and Operations, oversees the Facilities and Operations Departments.

Jon Barth, Operations Facilitator, oversees the school district's custodial and maintenance staff, as well as bond construction, small capital projects and compliance/regulation issues. Mr. Barth was awarded the Meridian Award of Excellence from the Michigan School Business Officials in 2018. The award was presented for the district's mentorship program, the first of its kind for a K-12 district in the country.

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The school district is looking for two, permanent substitute custodians to work days and afternoons. These positions are guaranteed 40 hours of work per week with single payer medical benefits. Berkley is a great district to work in, with a professional and friendly custodial team and recently renovated buildings. If interested, please contact Jackie Hopkins in Human Resources at 248-837-8007 or visit the Human Resources page.

To submit a service request, please login to Berkley's staffHub and click on the AkitaBox link showing your school's logo.

Name
Building
Position
Phone
Jon Barth
Administrative Building
Operations Facilitator
(248) 837-8049
Barbara Tombrillo
Administrative Building
Executive Assistant
(248) 837-8020

Who We Are

The Facilities and Operations’ Department is strongly committed to providing a clean and safe environment for our life-long learners. We provide support through thirty-two dedicated, professional employees. On a typical evening, our custodians clean 657,000 square feet of classroom, office, hallway and common areas (the equivalent of cleaning 329 homes every night). Our maintenance staff (Larry Naumann, Maintenance Liaison)/Glenn Ballard, Harry Jemkort and Tom Chatel) routinely performs preventative and corrective repairs to plumbing and mechanical equipment, in addition to snow removal, grounds and sports turf maintenance and upkeep of Hurley Field.

The Facilities & Operations Department also monitors safe drinking water, pest management, federal and state building requirements, energy management, BASS building controls, building access and security, AkitaBox work order system and AHERA, as well as assisting with staff moves and bond construction/small project activities.

Building Information

Scroll down for individual building information (listed alphabetically by grade level)

Avery Early Childhood 

Built in 1951, the Avery Early Childhood/Building Blocks (formerly Tyler Elementary) services the entire district's young student population.  At 42,988 square feet, the building has an occupancy load of 1,013. One and a half custodians are tasked with cleaning and maintaining the facility.

Mark Cooper, Head Custodian/Shirley Julian, Night Custodian/Dan Crabtree, Night custodian

Tyndall Building Blocks

Built in 1965, Tyndall Building Blocks will become the district's administration building at the end of 2018. At 24,516 square feet, Tyndall has an occupancy load of 578. One  half-time custodian will be tasked with cleaning and maintaining the facility (the equivalent of cleaning and maintaining twelve average size homes each night).

Dan Crabtree, Custodian

Angell Elementary

Built in 1921, Angell Elementary services the north central student population. At 44,426 square feet, the building has an occupancy load of 996. Three custodians are tasked with cleaning and maintaining the facility (the equivalent of cleaning and maintaining twenty-two average size homes each night).

Bob Merkel, Head Custodian/John Getty, Night Custodian/John Schmidt, Night Custodian

Burton Elementary

Built in 1925, Burton Elementary services the southeast student population. At 53,667 square feet, the building has an occupancy load of 1,740. Three custodians are tasked with cleaning and maintaining the facility (the equivalent of cleaning and maintaining twenty-seven average size homes each night).

Joe Arbogast, Head Custodian/Timothy Hames - Night Custodian/Vacant - Night Custodian

Pattengill Elementary

Built in 1925, Burton Elementary services the northwest student population. At 47,437 square feet, the building has an occupancy load of 1,140. Three custodians are tasked with cleaning and maintaining the facility (the equivalent of cleaning and maintaining twenty-four average size homes each night).

Gary Chamberlain, Head Custodian/Al Burnham,  Night Custodian/Vacant - Night Custodian

Rogers Elementary

Built in 1952 (formerly Hamilton Elementary), Rogers Elementary services the east central student population. At 45,537 square feet, the building has an occupancy load of 1,073. Three custodians are tasked with cleaning and maintaining the facility (the equivalent of cleaning and maintaining twenty-three average size homes each night).

Lou Brunskill, Head Custodian/Harvey Wells, Night Custodian/John Stewart, Night Custodian

Anderson Middle School

Built in 1956, Anderson Middle School services the central student population. At 95,034 square feet, the building has an occupancy load of 1,651. Three custodians are tasked with cleaning and maintaining the facility (the equivalent of cleaning and maintaining forty-eight average size homes each night).

Mike Heroux, Head Custodian/Jesse Rosales, Shift Leader/Mike Tucker - Night Custodian

Norup International School

Built in 1956, Norup International School services the central student population. At 97,789 square feet, the building has an occupancy load of 1,699. Three custodians are tasked with cleaning and maintaining the facility (the equivalent of cleaning and maintaining forty-nine average size homes each night).

Chris Smallwood, Head Custodian/James Hackett, Shift Leader/Vacant - Night Custodian/Roberto Fournier, Night Custodian

Berkley High School

Built in 1949, Berkley High School services the entire student population. At 228,326 square feet, the building has an occupancy load of 4,005. Eight custodians are tasked with cleaning and maintaining the facility (the equivalent of cleaning and maintaining one-hundred and fourteen average size homes each night).

Steve Carson, Head Custodian/Terry Zuzindlak, Day Custodian/Martha Webster, Shift Leader/Thomas Walsh, Night Custodian/Laren Weiss, Night Custodian/Johnnie Simpson - Night Custodian/Jessie Green, Night Custodian/Alex Volhardt, Night Custodian

One permanent (40 hour) substitute custodians: John Byrd.  The district is seeking one additional permanent sub custodian. Rate of pay is $12 per hour plus single pay health insurance. Apply now by calling Human Resources at 248-837-8007

Updated 9/25/18

Asbestos Annual Notification

Safety Data Sheets

Click HERE Logo to access safety data sheets for chemical products that are currently used for cleaning by the school district. A reminder that no cleaning products can be brought in and used in the district unless approved by the facilities team. Custodial personnal have been instructed to confiscate any such items found.