Buildings and Grounds
Mr. Nicholas A. Crupi, CEFM
Director of Buildings and Grounds
Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-282Mr. Edward Kushpa - Operations Manager
Phone: (732) 376-6200Mr. Pete Bosques - Maintenance Supervisor
Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-284Mrs. Nancy Hernandez - Confidential Secretary to the Director of Buildings and Grounds
Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-281Who We Are
The Building and Grounds Department consists of over 100 professionals who work closely together to maintain the efficient operation of all school buildings and their grounds. We are a department that is growing and continually moving forward to achieve constantly higher standards and to resolve and overcome new and different challenges that arise.
The Building and Grounds Department is responsible for compliance with all State and Federal regulations pertaining to public schools, and the maintenance of a healthy school environment. This includes all required annual inspections of district buildings and systems, as well as purchasing of maintenance and custodial equipment, supplies and contractual services for the district.
We are an integral part of the Perth Amboy educational community. The level of service that this department offers would not be possible without the support we receive from the public, the staff, the administration, and the Board of Education.Our Mission Statement
The Buildings and Grounds Department works to achieve three goals:
- Provide safe, clean and healthy indoor and outdoor environments to support educational activities
- Ensure the structural integrity and efficiency of our facilities,
- Protect the investment of our citizens
Our custodial staff is much more than simply a cleaning crew. Our custodians are selected for their high standards of creating sanitary spaces. The staff works diligently to maintain approximately 1,500,000 square feet of building space every school day, and uses the most up-to-date products and methods, such as our recently introduced Green Cleaning Program.
From changing a lightbulb to safely and effectively solving more demanding and complex structural and utility issues, our maintenance staff members each have expertise in more than one trade – this versatility is a necessity to ensure swift resolution of technical problems that arise.
Specifically, our maintenance department is responsible for repairs and maintenance of doors and hardware, general repairs, glass replacement, renovations, cabinetry work, maintaining our boiler and air conditioning plants, as well as fixing electrical, plumbing, and heating problems. They also perform preventive maintenance to ensure maximum life expectancy of our equipment. Using our computerized work order system our maintenance department reviews, prioritizes, and tracks work requests to ensure a seamless operation of our facilities.