Facilities Department

The District Facilities Department including Management and Support staff is located at 491 Cecelia Road. The number is 250-920-3400.

Chuck Morris, Director of Facilities

Jim Soles, Associate Director Facilities Services – Manager Major Capital

Mark Baggott, Manager Building Operations

Dave Emerson, Assistant Manager Building Operations

  • Responsible for: Custodial, Utilities, Cartage and Rentals

Justin Taylor, Manager Building Maintenance

Blair Higgs, Assistant Manager Building Maintenance

  • Responsible for: Grounds, Carpentry, Painting, Electrical, Mechanical (Sheet Metal, Plumbing and Roofing)

Marni Vistisen-Harwood, Manager Capital Planning and Implementation

Mark Peaty, Assistant Manager

  • Seismic Projects, Planning and Major Capital

Arch Fraser, Manager of Networks, Communications and Security Systems

Aaron Foster, Project Manager

  • Responsible for: Capital/School Funded Planning and Construction, Minor Capital Projects including School Funded

Eric Fischer, Manager of Transportation/Fleet

Maintenance and Operations

Committed to supporting the K-12 Curriculum and other district supported programs. The Maintenance and Operations staff are responsible for providing year round support for education throughout the Greater Victoria School District. Our Maintenance teams are comprised of a variety of skilled journeymen and trades people. Reporting to the Secretary-Treasurer, the role of the Department is to ensure that buildings and grounds meet all regulatory requirements, and are maintained to district standards in an efficient, cost-effective manner. In maintaining a clean, safe and supportive environment for students, staff and the community, we provide the building environment for academic achievement. Staff are responsible for delivery of services in the areas of custodial services, carpentry, electrical, mechanical, glazing, roofing/sheet metal, painting, vehicle maintenance, cartage, grounds and A/V equipment.

Construction Department

Staff in the Construction Department are responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of capital and school-funded projects. Projects range from new school construction, major additions and renovations, asbestos removal, seismic upgrading, mechanical heating system replacements to flooring replacement, exterior painting and minor alterations. Functions include the submission of capital planning requirements to the ministry, coordination of design consultants for new school construction, additions and renovations, seismic upgrading and mechanical heating system replacements, project management of tendered construction projects (including contract management), inspection and coordination, preparation of construction drawings and specifications for implementation by district staff and administration of the Energy Savings, Roofing and School-Funded programs.

Facilities Services Org Chart– 2020



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