School plant managers group sets "facility officer" training events

The Kentucky School Plant Management Association will hold a School Facilities Officer Program three times this year.

The dates are June 29-30 at the Daviess County Learning Center in Owensboro, Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at the Laurel County Board of Education in London, and Oct. 25 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington.

Kentucky School Plant Management Association School Facilities Officer Program

The School Facilities Officer Program is a comprehensive instructional and certification program designed for those responsible for the physical plant and the operations of school facilities in Kentucky. Applicants earn certification by attending training and successfully completing 20 hours of classroom instruction. Training topics include: construction, LPC process, KDE processes, maintenance and operations programs, OSHA and safety, building systems, personnel, emergency procedures and public expectations.

Classes consist of:

SFOP 101 – (ADA) American Disabilities Act – plans, requests, reactions, legal ramifications
SFOP 102 – Alterations to Buildings & Grounds – safety, local codes, architects/engineers involvement and KDE requirements
SFOP 103 – Athletic Field Maintenance – turf grasses, synthetic turf systems, and staffing and maintenance cost evaluations
SFOP 104 – “Best Practices” Maintenance and Operations – list of best practices recognized by KDE Division of Facilities
SFOP 105 – Blueprint Reading – index, site, structural, architectural, mechanical
SFOP 106 – Budgeting for School Districts – overview of budgeting process as it relates to governmental entities
SFOP 107 – Board Meetings & Presentations – property approvals, construction changes, bids, information items for local board
SFOP 108 – Building Inventories and Floor Plans – floor plans, room numbering, use codes, square footage
SFOP 109 – Classroom Requirements – square footage, light levels, writer board & bulletin board, outside air
SFOP 110 – Energy Conservation in Schools – electricity, water, gas, sewer, paper, trash
SFOP 111 – Comprehensive School Improvement Planning – overview of the CSIP process
SFOP 112 – Classroom Health and Comfort – HVAC, humidity and temperature control
SFOP 113 – Construction Processes – design, drawings, bidding contracts and closeout
SFOP 114 – Commitment to Facilities – public expectations and demands as to the maintenance and cleaning level of facilities
SFOP 115 – Custodial Building and Equipment Check List – daily, weekly, and monthly check list performed by building custodians
SFOP 116 – Custodial Program – cleaning procedures during school year and maintenance cleaning during the summer
SFOP 117 – Disaster Planning – tornado, earthquake, flood, ice storm
SFOP 118 – Emergency Planning – loss of electricity, water, sewer during school operation times and major disasters
SFOP 119 – Purchasing & Procurement – model procurement, bidding, purchasing contracts and procurement ethics
SFOP 120 – Facility Planning & Construction – best construction practices, BG applications and forms, school board orders and KDE requirements
SFOP 121 – Facilities and Student Performance – cleanliness of building, adequate lighting, safe and comfortable environment
SFOP 122 – Financial Management – overview of the various sources of revenue in a school district and which funds account for the spending of revenue
SFOP 123 – Interviewing, Hiring, Dismissal Recommendations, and Evaluations – what to ask and what not to ask, references, tests and evaluation instruments
SFOP 124 – Lawn and Grounds Care – trees, shrubs, lawns, driveways and parking lots
SFOP 125 – Local Planning Committee and Facility Plan – LPC makeup, meetings, studies, advertisements, plan development, public forums and KDE input
SFOP 126 – Leases and Right-of-Ways – legal and KDE requirements and approvals, and disposal of surplus property
SFOP 127 – Mechanical & Operational Building Systems – plumbing, electrical, EMS, maintenance management systems, electronic access and keying systems
SFOP 128 – OSHA – laws, inspections, fines
SFOP 129 – Management Techniques and Skills – supervisory and people skills
SFOP 130 – Preventive Maintenance Program – boilers, chillers, pumps, building inspections, safety equipment and painting
SFOP 131 – Property Insurance – coverage, deductibles
SFOP 132 – Risk Management – safety programs, accident prevention, accident investigations and follow-up changes
SFOP 133 – Required Inspections & Training – fire alarm, fire suppression, building sprinkler systems, electrical, plumbing and HVAC certification
SFOP 134 – SBDM Allocation & Budget Cycles – discussion of allocations to school councils, the various regulations and formulas involved in those budgets and the general budget development cycle for school districts
SFOP 135– Staffing & Work Management– supervisory, maintenance, custodial formulas, work order management and priorities
SFOP 136 – Track & Tennis Court Care – coating, resurfacing and painting
SFOP 137 – Electrical Safety – lockout/tagout, arc flash and electrical equipment safety
SFOP 138 – Slip, Trip, and Fall – slip and fall prevention
SFOP 139 – Doors, Locking, and Labeling Exits – egress and exit safety
SFOP 140 – Physical Lifting – back safety
SFOP 141 – Traffic Flow on Campus – bus and car rider drop-off and pickup
SFOP 142 – Sexual Misconduct – sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace
SFOP 143 – Playground Safety – installation and inspections
SFOP 144 – Lab Safety – inspections, storage and disposal of chemicals
SFOP 145 – Asbestos Abatement and Mold Prevention – inspections, asbestos abatement and removal, and mold prevention

The training costs $600 for the three sessions combined. More information plus the registration form (pdf document) is available here School Facilities Officer.

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