Facilities and Maintenance
The Oaklyn Board of Education participates in a shared service maintenance agreement with the Collingswood Public School District.
To provide students and staff with a clean, safe, comfortable learning environment, to protect the community’s investment in education, as well as follow all state mandated guidelines in Hazardous Communications Standards, Integrated Pest Management, safety compliance, and building construction codes.
All district buildings in Collingswood and Oaklyn are provided with operations, maintenance, custodial, and grounds services. We operate and monitor HVAC systems, ensuring comfort and maintaining indoor air quality. We handle the delivery of all mail district-wide and distribute the food for the district lunch programs. All requests from teachers and staff (from an extra chair to animal control and rescue) fall under the jurisdiction of the Buildings and Grounds department. Through the use of a computerized maintenance program, all department work orders can be submitted, routed, assigned, and their progress monitored online.
Our maintenance staff is in charge of plumbing, electrical, heating and all facets of general repair in five Collingswood elementary schools, Collingswood middle school, Collingswood high school, the Oaklyn School, and the general purpose storage building.
Our custodial staff maintains over 145 classrooms at eight school buildings, three fully equipped gymnasiums, six locker rooms, three full cafeterias and five all purpose rooms, for a total of over 321,016 square feet.
Our grounds staff is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of our lawns, athletic fields, playgrounds, and flowerbeds, totaling 555,110 square feet. They maintain two softball fields, two hardball fields, one practice football field, one stadium football/soccer field, one hockey/lacrosse field and one all-weather track at Collingswood high school alone.