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Welcome to the facilities and transportation department website. Our department is responsible for the physical operation of the school buildings and grounds. This includes the Middle/High School building, Norwood Elementary School, Central Office (“B” School), and the Middle/High School sports complex and outbuildings on over 75 acres of property.

The facilities department is also responsible for custodial services. Our custodians work hard to keep the buildings looking great for the daily use by students, staff, and visitors.

Some of the major physical plant operations overseen by the facilities department include chiller and boiler operations, electrical systems, security systems and emergency operation plans, general building repairs, snow removal, and grounds keeping. We are also responsible for reviewing the district energy use making sure that all aspects of the buildings are operating as efficiently as possible.

The department is also responsible for the transportation fleet of eleven 71 passenger buses, three handicap buses, one transport van, the food services truck, and district pickup truck. On a daily basis, the district runs nine 71 passenger buses and one handicap bus serving approximately 600 students and logging 670 miles per day. The districts other buses serve as backup buses when dedicated fleet buses are in for maintenance or are out for academic or sporting event field trips. Our district also employees one full time mechanic who performs all preventative maintenance on our vehicles and other district equipment making sure that our fleet is operating safely and efficiently.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Mr. Hiss at 614-879-7654 ext. 1120 or at [email protected] at any time.

Robert D. Hiss, P.E.

Director of Facilities & Transportation
Direct: 614/801-2195
Office: 614/879-7654 ext. 1120
Fax: 614-879-5376
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906 West Main Street, West Jefferson, OH 43162
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