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
Marni Vistisen-Harwood, Project Manager
Responsible for Daycares, Out of School Care Programs, Bus Transportation and Fleet and Shops
Richard Renault, Manager Building Operations
Mark Baggott, Assistant Manager Building Operations
Responsible for: Custodial, Utilities, Cartage and Rentals
Justin Taylor, Manager Building Maintenance
Vacant, Assistant Manager Building Maintenance
Responsible for: Grounds, Carpentry, Painting, Electrical, Mechanical (Sheet Metal, Plumbing and Roofing)
Ross Walker, Manager Capital Planning and Implementation
Aaron Foster, Project Manager
Responsible for: Capital/School Funded Planning and Construction, Minor Capital Projects including School Funded
Jim Soles, Manager Major Capital
Jason Hodgins, Project Manager
Seismic Projects, Planning and Major Capital
Arch Fraser, Assistant Manager
Responsible for Network and Communications Section
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.
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.