School Facilities Managers Program
Supporting School Facilities Personnel - A Pilot
Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the Vermont Superintendents Association’s (VSA) will run a two-year pilot under which VSA will support school district facilities managers and senior custodial staff through an arrangement with the Vermont School Custodian and Maintenance Association (VSCMA). VSA will also be working with the Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust (VSBIT) and the Vermont Facilities Maintenance Directors Association (VFMDA) on this initiative.
School districts/supervisory unions may elect to pay dues for up to three facilities and/or custodial staff to be supported through the program.
VSA’s support will include, but not be limited to, providing organizational support for the VSCMA annual conference held in June each year, hosting regular networking meetings, supporting trainings, and providing legislative advocacy support in the education arena related to school facilities.
This pilot responds to the recognition that with school district unification:
• more school systems are employing facilities directors with expanding responsibilities for facilities and grounds;
• that facilities leaders, associated personnel and the school districts they serve will
benefit from a more cogent, well-organized and supported professional development program;
• that school district capital needs are growing;
• and that the public policy arena around school facilities, etc is growing more complex and will benefit from information sharing and expertise and input provided by school facilities management personnel.
Please contact VSA Executive Director Jeffrey Francis or 802 229 5834 with questions.
Please check back in the spring for more information on the annual conference.