Operational Services Report: March, 2009
Category : Operational Services
Published by Cecilia MacDonald [CeciliaMacDonald] on 04/07/2009


Operational Services Report
March 2009



Sponsor Group Meeting, Sydney

The regular monthly meeting of the Sydney Academy Sponsor Group was held on Wednesday, March 11, 2009.  Representatives from the School Administration, Architect (Archibald and Jones), Department of Education and CBVRSB Operations Department were in attendance.  The financial statements were reviewed as well as minutes and concerns from the previous meeting.  Things are moving along quite well and plans for the next phase of construction are near completion.  The next meeting is scheduled for April 7, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

Sponsor Group Meeting, Riverview High School

Representatives from the Department of Education, CBVRSB Operations Department, School Administration and Ojolick and Associates met on March 11, 2009 for the regular monthly meeting of the Riverview Sponsor Group.  Contracts for Phase 8 will be signed in April.  The Master Plan was reviewed and revised so that a priority list for future projects will be established.

Maintenance Report

Building

Work

Complete/In Progress

BEC

- Install Floor Mop Sinks (all cleaning closets)

- New Security System

60% Complete

 Complete

Cabot

- Installing new Windows in half the building B contracted to Stott Aluminum to install (spring)

In Progress

Cornwallis

- Install Video Security

25% Complete

Cusack

- Install Video Security

50% Complete

General

- Preventive Maintenance on Ventilation Systems

- Regular Boiler Cleaning

- Replacing Broken Windows

- Checking Water Quality- Install Door Bell for Security (various schools)

- Change EMS Control in Panel

- Fire and Life Safety Inspections (2008-09)

- Sprinkler Quarterly Inspections

- First Aid for remainder of Custodians/Janitors/Supervisors/ Caretakers that could not make last In-Service

Ongoing

Ongoing

Ongoing

OngoingOngoing

95% Complete

In Progress

In Progress

In Progress

Complete

Glace Bay High

- New Security System

Complete

Memorial High

- Renovations to Electrical and Carpenter Shops

- Upgrade Emergency Lighting  and Exit Signs in all Vocational Shops

95% Complete

Complete

Middle River

- Asbestos Abatement of Insulation on the vertical Heating Lines in classrooms

Complete

Mount Carmel

- Installing Mop Sinks

80% Complete

North Highlands

- Crew Shoveling Snow off Roof

Complete

Riverview High

- New Learning Centre and Lab

- Gym Change Room Renovations

- Re-tile Hallway, Cleaning Closet, and Rooms leading into Boiler Room

60% Complete

In Progress

Complete

Robin Foote

- Installing Roof Fans

- Security System Upgrade (door contacts)

50% Complete

85% Complete

St. Michael’s Jr High

Asbestos Abatement in Entrance of school

Complete

Sydney Mines Jr. High

- Installing New Windows (needs capping on exterior of windows B when weather permits)

- Asbestos Abatement of Insulation on the vertical Heating Lines in classrooms

94% Complete

Complete

Thompson

- Install Ramps from Parking Lot

(Postponed  to Summer09)


Technology Report

S.A.P. Daily Tasks

Since February 15, the Technology Department closed 549 routine notifications. Major requests are 25 computer upgrades in East Bay Elementary, upgrade 19 computers in Seton Elementary, 28 computers in Holy Angels and server upgrade in St. Agnes. We also upgraded firewalls in S.D.C., George D. Lewis and Riverside.

We also developed an automated inventory system. This should cut down the amount of time spent doing manual inventory on a day-to-day basis. To date we have approximately half of our schools with the system installed.

Computers for Schools

Since February 15, the Technology Department and Computers for Schools have installed more than 112 computers in our School Board. We installed and delivered 68 computer systems and one printer in the community for charitable donations. The month of January, we installed, configured and delivered four laptops, three printers, and 20 computer systems. These devices are reflected in the Computers for Schools section above.


Transportation Report

The Transportation Department of the CBVRSB was awarded a $30,000 grant by Conserve Nova Scotia to aid in the development of an Idling Policy.  A pilot school or two will be used to help develop and implement this new policy.  School busses will be monitored  to examine the exact amount of idling that occurs on a  particular bus and then ways to lessen  the amount of emissions.  Other school board  vehicles will then be monitored and encouraged to reduce idling as well as staff, parents, visitors, etc. to each of the  pilot schools,  The entire school community will be part of this pilot  and hopefully the students will encourage their parents,  grandparents, etc. to reduce idling and gas emissions.  More instructions will be forthcoming on this project.

Transportation officials met with Greenfield and Boularderie School personnel this month to deal with concerns at each of these sites.  All are working together to alleviate the transportation concerns.