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Coast Mountains School District Facilities Department (Main Office)
3211 Kenny Street (Building B)
Terrace, B.C.  V8G 3E9
Tel. (250) 638-4418 / General Email: maintenance@cmsd.bc.ca

 

Our Facilities Department Team:

  • Travis Elwood, Director of Facility Services
    – Tel. (250) 638-4405 / Email: travis.elwood@cmsd.bc.ca
  • Greg Porter, Manager of Projects
    – Tel. (250) 638-4422 / Email: greg.porter@cmsd.bc.ca
  • Rodney Kuehne, Manager of Maintenance Services (effective Oct. 1, 2020)
    – Tel. (250) 638-4422 / Email: rodney.kuehne@cmsd.bc.ca
  • Chantal Callbreath, Custodial Supervisor
    – Tel. (250) 638-4430 / Email: chantal.callbreath@cmsd.bc.ca
  • Michelle Abercrombie, Facilities Coordinator
    – Tel. (250) 638-4418 / Email: michelle.abercrombie@cmsd.bc.ca

Welcome to the Facilities Department of Coast Mountains School District 82.  The Facilities Department is comprised of highly trained, well qualified staff who are responsible for maintenance services, custodial services, planning & construction and utilities, and the coordination of transportation services for students who live outside the walk limit boundaries.

The Facilities Department services a student population of approximately 4,500 students in 19 schools including three alternate program and one trades learning centre with over 800 employees within the main school district communities of the Hazeltons, Kitimat, Kitwanga, Stewart, Terrace and Thornhill.  The Facilities Department’s main office is located at the Board of Education office located in Terrace with Kitimat a 45-minute drive from the office, Kitwanga one hour, the Hazeltons 1.5 hours, and Stewart 3.5 hours.

The Facilities Team provides an excellent learning environment for students and staff of the Coast Mountains School district by providing sustainable facilities and services that foster the personal best of our students.  Services utilizing the most cost-effective methods, while allowing for innovation and use of “best practices” are provided.  Technology has been integrated wherever possible to assist with tasks including the word order system, tracking and scheduling work and install, maintaining and troubleshooting systems.

The Facilities Department has a great number of responsibilities which encompass the following school district areas:

Operations – Cleaning of schools and other buildings.

Maintenance – Keeping the district’s schools and other buildings and grounds in good repair.

Capital Planning – Overseeing construction of new buildings and additions to buildings and overseeing construction projects to address seismic condition of schools.

Construction Alterations – Planning and carrying out renovations to schools

Energy Management – Initiatives to ensure district facilities are energy-efficient.

Facility Rentals/Community Use – After-hours rental of school district facilities to community groups.  Bookings of facilities are coordinated through the facility’s School Principal in conjunction with the Facilities Department.  Effective August 2020, all booking requests received during the COVID-19 pandemic will be reviewed/approved on a case-by-case basis noting that a detailed safety plan must be provided in adherence to the Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings.

Transportation – coordination of services for students who live outside the walk limit boundaries.  Coast Mountains School District provides daily school bus service for approximately ___ students, as well as transportation for field trips.

CMSD82 Long Range Facilities Plan
In January 2017 the school district engaged the services of Cascade Facilities Management Consultants Ltd. to update the school district’s Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) in keeping with the Ministry of Education’s requirements issued June 2016 that Boards of Education develop and maintain a comprehensive school district LRFP.   Maintaining a current, comprehensive LRFP that forms the basis for school districts’ capital investment decisions and aligns with best practices in asset management is a key component for district-wide capital planning, and a framework for other local programming and operational decisions.

Note that the LRFP is a Facilities Plan, not an education study of the appropriate grade structure of schools, the appropriate placement of district programs, nor the viability/desirability of neighbourhood schools.

Provided below is the 2017-2017 Long Range Facilities Plan and accompanying Schedules/Appendices for Coast Mountains School District 82:

CMSD82 2017-2027 Long Range Facilities Plan

CMSD82 2017-2027 Long Range Facilities Plan – Schedules Appendices

Questions regarding the LRFP should be directed to our Director of Facility Services, Travis Elwood at travis.elwood@cmsd.bc.ca or our Secretary Treasurer, Ginger Fuller at ginger.fuller@cmsd.bc.ca.

 

 

 

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