Director, Buildings and Grounds

200 West Weis St.
Topton, PA 19562

Building & Grounds

The Brandywine Heights Area School District Buildings & Grounds Department is responsible for the daily operations of three school buildings throughout the district. Paramount to the department’s function is providing a clean, comfortable and secure school environment, conducive to learning for our students, in a manner which facilitates our talented teaching staff.

The department is comprised of a Director of Buildings and Grounds, A Custodial Supervisor, Two Maintenance Technicians, One Grounds Maintenance Technician, One Courier , Sixteen Full Time Custodians and Two Part Time Custodians. Additionally, the district contracts with several outside vendors to provide technical support in areas beyond the expertise and available resources of in-house staff. Collectively, this team works in collaboration with the Superintendent of Schools, the Business Manager and Building Administrators to ensure optimum operations of our facilities at all times. The department office is located in the Middle School just off of the music wing.



In accordance with the EPA’s Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987 (40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E of the Code of Federal Regulations), School Districts are required to give annual notification stating that the Asbestos Management Plan for each Building is available for public review. A copy of the asbestos management plan is kept in the Buildings & Grounds Departments office. These records are available for review during the normal school business hours.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

The Brandywine Heights Area School District uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for managing insects, rodents and weeds. Our IPM approach focuses on making the school buildings and grounds an unfavorable habitat for these pests by removing food and water sources and eliminating their hiding and breeding places. We accomplish this through routine cleaning and maintenance and monitoring the school building and grounds to detect any pests or weeds that are present. Pest sightings are reported to the facilities department who evaluates the problem and determines the appropriate pest management techniques to address the problem. The techniques can include increased sanitation, modifying storage practices, sealing entry points, physically removing the pest, etc.

From time to time, it may be necessary to use chemicals manage a pest problem. Chemicals will only be used when necessary, and will not be routinely applied. When chemicals are used,the district will use the least toxic product possible. Applications will be made only when unauthorized persons do not have access to the area(s) being treated. Notices will be posted in these areas 72 hours prior to application and for two days following the application.

Parents or guardians of students who have sensitivities to chemicals may request to receive prior notification of specific pesticide applications made at the school. To receive notification, you must be placed on the school’s notification registry. Exemptions to this notification include disinfectants and antimicrobial products; self-containerized baits placed in areas not accessible to students, and gel type baits placed in cracks, crevices or voids.

School District Building Projects

Please click here or on the left to learn about more information regarding the building projects occurring in the School District.

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