Welcome to the SD38 Facilities Services Branch! We are the urban planners, engineers, architects and technicians dedicated to:
- facility master planning
- capital planning
- building and grounds maintenance
- facilties operations (cleaning, rentals and pest control)
- fleet and asset management
- energy and sustainability management
- safety and security
- student transportation
- property acquisition, management and disposal
- project management of new and upgraded facilities, additions and major upgrades’ renewal
- alteration, reconstruction and relocation of existing facilities
at Richmond schools and other district sites.
The Facilities Services Branch is responsible for an inventory of 61 District-owned sites located on 157 hectares (389 acres) and currently serving over 19,500 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students, as well as Richmond Continuing Education and Richmond Virtual School. We have 38 elementary schools, 10 secondary schools, School Board Office, Facilities Services Centre, Technology & Information Services Building, Rideau Park Education Centre, and various satellite sites, leased facilities and undeveloped sites. The total area of permanent and modular buildings managed by the Branch is 270,310 square metres (2,908,108 square feet).
The Richmond Project Team within the Facilities Services Branch, was established by the Richmond School District and the Ministry of Education in early 2018 to focus on clearing a backlog of seismic upgrades at local schools creating the conditions required to ensure safe seats for all Richmond students as soon as possible.
Our Facilities Planning Team is responsible for the Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) and the various planning strategies associated with the LRFP such as enrolment projections, capital plans and project feasibility studies, catchment area boundary reviews and accommodation studies.
► Facilities Services Branch Organization Chart (September 2021)
► Facilities Services Branch Profile (September 2021)