Operational Services Report: October, 2009
Category : Operational Services
Published by Cecilia MacDonald [CeciliaMacDonald] on 10/28/2009

Maintenance Report

work completed or in progress

September 21 - October 16, 2009

Building

Work

Complete/In Progress

Ashby Elementary

- New hand rails and upgrade walkways for handicap students

50% completed

Baddeck

- Roofing - elementary and Jr. High sections

60% complete

Cabot

- Installing new windows in half of the building - starting week of Sep 14/09

(contacted Stott Aluminum)

- Repair roof leaks

85% completed

-completed

Cape Smokey

- Repair roof leaks

-completed

East Bay

- Radon gas - installing exhaust fans, etc. (waiting for drawings from CBCL)

- Repairs to brick on exterior

-in progress

-in progress

MacLennan Jr. High

- Upgrade girl’s washroom (waiting for parts)

- New handicap ramp (waiting for flooring)

-in progress

-in progress

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

- Install new P/A system - also, wire for door contacts, video, etc.

95% complete

Memorial High

- New dividing curtain in gym

-completed

Mountainview

- Radon gas remediation (waiting to have ventilation system balanced)

-in progress

Mt. Carmel

- Installing mop sinks

80% complete

North Highland

- Repair roof leaks

-completed

Operations Building

- Repair roof leaks

-completed

Riverview

- Office area upgraded

- Working on Fire Marshall's report

Complete

98% complete

Robin Foote

- Security system upgrade (door contacts)

85% complete

St. Joseph (SM)

- Re-shingle front and parking lot side of roof

-completed

Shipyard

- Re piping of ventilation in the mechanical room

-in progress

Sydney River Elementary

- New furnace

-in progress

Sydney Mines Jr High

- New Music Room - waiting to have sink

- New rubber gym floor

- Four new radiators for gym

95% complete

Complete

-in progress

Sydney Academy

- Phase 4A (Admin office)

- Phase 5B (window replacement on parking lot side

- Phase 5A (roof replacement in Business wing)

98% complete

70% complete

98% complete

Thompson Jr. High

- New gym lighting

- New electrical panel in gym

- New furnace (ordered)

-in progress

-in progress

-in progress

General

- Preventive maintenance on ventilation systems

- Regular boiler cleaning

- Replacing broken windows

- Checking water quality

- Fire and Life safety inspections (2009-2010)

- Sprinkler quarterly inspections

- Patch paving in a number of areas

- Getting ready for Halloween

- Getting read for In-service

-on going

-on going

-on going

-on going

-on going

-on going

-completed

-in progress

-in progress


Transportation Department

October 26, 2009

October 19 - 23, 2009 was School Bus Safety Awareness week in Nova Scotia. Two bus drivers took Buster the Robotic bus to five locations for school bus safety information. The schools were: Harbourside, Boularderie, Greenfield, St. Joseph’s/ St. Mary’s Complex, and Glace Bay Elementary. Over one thousand students received the information of safety on and around the bus. The Coordinator of Transportation and a bus driver did a public service announcement on one radio station which ran all week and the Coordinator and the Traffic Sergeant from CBRM did a one half hour morning show on another station about school bus safety.

On September 25 and October 23, all drivers were trained in Defensive Driving - an all day course required every three years. There were 130 in attendance for both.


Technology Department Report

October 15, 2009

S.A.P. daily Tasks

During the month of September, major projects were limited. Routine requests consisted of a total of 1,114 technical requests. These are all daily, routine calls. Since the Help Desk has been full time, we estimate there are approximately 12-15 daily calls resolved.

Other upgrades completed:

1. Lab software upgrade in Sydney Academy (2) , Greenfield and St. Mike’s

2. Telecommunications upgrade at Holy Angels and Sherwood Park, including wireless solutions

3. Network user names and passwords for all users in network schools across the C.B.V.R.S.B.

Computers for Schools

Over the past four weeks, Computers for Schools deployed 12 computers, 13 laptops and six network printers to schools in the Cape Breton Victoria School Board.