Facilities and Operations

Mr. Christopher Smallwood is the Operations Facilitator for the Berkley School District. The Facilities and Operations Department is responsible for providing a safe and clean environment that is conducive to learning. Our skilled custodial and maintenance staff is responsible for such things as disinfecting, maintaining heating systems, ensuring water quality, providing cleaning services, grounds upkeep, building automation for energy management, capital projects assistance and security. With regard to the District's Return to School Plan, the Facilities staff disinfects all "high-touch" areas and restrooms twice a day with Bioesque, a natural, EPA-registered disinfectant made from Thyme oil that kills viruses in 4 minutes (even COVID-19). 

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The school district is looking for permanent and substitute custodians to work days and afternoons. Berkley is a great district to work in, with a professional and friendly custodial team and renovated buildings. If interested, please send an email with your resume and contact information to Barbara Tombrillo.

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

Building Blocks

Built in 1951, the Berkley Building Blocks Early Childhood Center (formerly Tyler and later Avery 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; Tom McGlynn, Evening Custodian; Dan Crabtree, Evening Custodian

Administrative Offices

Built in 1965 as the Tyndall Elementary / Center, the District's recently renovated administration building occupies 24,516 square feet and has an occupancy load of 578. One half-time custodian is tasked with cleaning and maintaining the facility (the equivalent of cleaning and maintaining twelve average size homes each night).

Dan Crabtree, 4 Hour Evening 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, Evening Custodian; Jimmie Barton, 4 Hour Evening 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; Shirley Julian, Evening Custodian; Sam Hurwitz, Evening Custodian (4 hours)

Pattengill Elementary

Built in 1925, Pattengill 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; Andreka Morris, Evening Custodian; Sam Hurwitz, Evening Custodian (4 hours)

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, Evening Custodian; John Stewart, 4 Hour Evening 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, Evening Shift Leader; Mike Tucker, Evening 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).

Wayne Tumpkin, Head Custodian; Roberto Fournier, Evening Custodian; Diane Miszeski, Evening 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; Morgan Recor, Evening Shift Leader; Laren Weiss, Evening Shift Custodian; Guy Jackson, Evening Shift Custodian; Evening Shift Custodian; Ramon Hawkins, Evening Shift Custodian; Nolan Cooper, Midnight Custodian; Ethan Cooper, Midnight Custodian

Updated 4/9/21

Berkley Schools Custodial Maintenance Team uses a safety data sheet database for the 72 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 personnel have been instructed to confiscate any such items found.

 

Christopher Smallwood

Operations Facilitator

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