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Buildings & Grounds

Maintenance, Cleaning and Care for All District Buildings

The Buildings & Grounds department located in the District Office at 1400 Division Street South. Buildings & Grounds is responsible for the maintenance, cleaning and care of all district buildings. The department is also responsible for health and safety, indoor air quality and capital improvement projects. Find information about some of this work and other district notifications referenced in Annual Notifications.

Buildings & Grounds Staff

Facility Use

District Safety Committee

  • Mission Statement

    The mission of Northfield Public School Districts Safety Committee is to develop, promote and maintain a safe and healthy environment throughout, to identify issues and find solutions of safety concerns and promote a safe and secure environment for all staff, students and community.

  • Committee Purpose
    • To establish a system to obtain safety related suggestions, reports of hazards and other information from all persons involved in the operations of their workplace.
    • To review accident trends, investigate causes and recommend preventative measures when appropriate.
    • To assist and advise management and employees on matters of safety and health pertaining to school operations.
  • Committee Members

    The committee includes the head custodian of each building, the director of Building & Grounds, and at least five other members, ideally representing each building and collective bargaining unit. Members will serve two-year terms. Members include:

    Elizabeth Bade, District, Health & Wellness Coordinator
    Kim Bauer, Parking Lot Security
    Kiwi Bielenberg, Greenvale Park Elementary, Phy Ed/DAPE Teacher
    Tracy Closson, District Grounds Coordinator
    Stephanie DeAdder, Administrative Assistant Buildings and Grounds
    Cecelia Green, Greenvale Park Elementary, Child Nutrition Manager
    Jim Kulseth, District Director of Buildings and Grounds
    Ron Oeltjenbruns, Middle School Head Custodian
    Cassie Bowser, IEA Consultant
    Kim Slegers, High School Health Teacher
    Jeff St. Martin, Bridgewater Elementary School Head Custodian
    Dan Taylor, High School Teacher, Chemical Hygiene Officer
    Jennifer Valek, Bridgewater Elementary Principal Secretary
    Daniel Warner, Sibley Elementary Head Custodian
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Procedures

    1. Employees with health and safety concerns, please submit a request via our School Dude link on our website. Non Employees with health and safety concerns, please contact a Health and Safety Committee member.

    2. All concerns should be made in writing to any member of the Safety Committee. The Safety Committee member will seek to have the concern addressed at the building level or refer the concern to be reviewed by the Safety Committee if it cannot be resolved at the building level.

    3. The chairperson of the Safety Committee and the Director of Buildings & Grounds shall schedule meetings of the committee when concerns are referred.

    4. The committee will review and make recommendations regarding the concern, or refer it to the appropriate department in a timely manner.

  • Examples of issues and projects reviewed by the Safety Committee:
    • Fence with gates installed on the playground at Longfellow School, chain across playground entrance to keep out traffic.
    • Bus lines at the Middle School and Bridgewater Elementary.
    • Added drop-off lane at the Middle School Entrance road.
    • Moved basketball poles to new playground at Bridgewater Elementary.
    • Crosswalks painted in at the High School, Middle School and Greenvale Park Elementary.
    • Parking lot lights installed at Sibley Elementary and Longfellow School.
    • High School Bleachers have or are being updated to comply with new codes.
    • Parent drop-off area at Greenvale Park Elementary School.
    • Gate used at the High School for traffic control.

Maintenance Work Request

Please request maintenance work through SchoolDude using your staff district Google account. Staff will find a SchoolDude app in the Google menu when logged in to Gmail or Google Drive with their district account.

Students and families may request support through their school office or media center.

Google Account Menu for SchoolDude App

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