Buildings and Grounds
Marquardt School District 15
The Buildings and Grounds Department is dedicated to providing a clean, safe, and appropriate environment to our students, parents, staff, and community. The District owns six properties and eight buildings. Overseeing custodial and maintenance staff, Buildings and Grounds is responsible for the overall physical condition of the buildings, the upkeep of our grounds, and the transport of inter-school mail and equipment and goods for the Departments of Technology, Food and Nutrition Services, and Instructional Services.
Typically, the function of a buildings and grounds department is limited to maintenance, but Marquardt School District 15 is unique. We have talented staff members who design and build a wide range of items by hand, from movable shelving to bookshelves to desks, in addition to the normal day-to-day maintenance. By designing and building what we can by hand, our learning environments last longer and are sturdier. The District is able to save funds both in the short and long-term, and consequently, can focus more of its money on teaching and learning.
The Building and Grounds Department is responsible for:
- Building Operations
- New Construction/Renovations/Repairs
Performing Arts Center and STEAM Integrated Labs at MMS
In July, Marquardt School District 15 broke ground on the Marquardt Performing Arts Center and STEAM Integrated Labs at Marquardt Middle School.
The State of Illinois’ updated learning standards urge schools to better connect sciences and the performing/fine arts with technology, engineering, and math. Over the next two years, the District is investing in several building projects to expand academic programming and increase college and career readiness in these areas.
Director of Building & Grounds
(630) 469-7615 ext. 1151