The main function of the LMSD Buildings & Grounds department is to ensure clean, safe, attractive, well-maintained and efficiently-functioning facilities that enhance the learning environment. Buildings & Grounds provides services to ten schools and five support sites located within Lower Merion on more than 250 total acres of property. Staff members include administrators, administrative secretaries, utility, construction and landscape personnel.
Throughout the year, personnel complete thousands of general labor and repair requests along with hundreds of emergency type repairs and other general service requirements. Important services include management/maintenance of buildings, maintenance of utility and energy management systems, monitoring environmental issues (like air quality, water, etc.), asbestos abatement, landscape construction, repairs due to vandalism, trash removal, hazardous waste disposal, snow removal, building and site security, preventive and corrective maintenance, safety/maintenance inspections, planning/scheduling new construction and renovations, warehousing inventory; emergency/disaster planning, maintaining fire protection systems, pest control, and maintaining a five-year maintenance plan and annual operating budget.