The goal of Buildings and Grounds is to provide a safe, well-maintained educational environment for all students and staff.

The maintenance department provides this service through regularly scheduled building observations and response to repair requests per District Policy 6800P.

 

Resource Conservation Management

The Resource Conservation Program is a partnership between the Bellingham School District and Puget Sound Energy (PSE).  PSE provided a grant for $42,000 to fund a half-time Resource Conservation Manager position.  This program is based on a three-year term and requires the district to reduce electricity usage by 3% each year.  In lieu of adding FTE, the district appointed two employees—Buildings and Grounds Director Mike Anderson and Director of Business Services Kathryn Weilage as Co-Resource Conservation Managers (RCMs).  Both RCMs completed the required training program by PSE and have been successful in implementing the Resource Conservation Program.  In addition to electricity, the district has broadened the scope of our program to target savings in other resource areas such as water, sewer, garbage, natural gas, and recycling.

Storm Water Management Plan

Comments and questions regarding the Bellingham School District’s Storm Water Management Program are welcome and can be addressed to Buildings and Grounds Director Mike Anderson at Mike.Anderson@bellinghamschools.org.

Comments on the district’s program can also be submitted to the Washington State Department of Ecology at:

Washington State Department of Ecology
Water Quality Program
Municpal Stormwater Permits
PO Box 47696
Olympia, WA  98504-7696