2013-14 Unit Plan
Grounds

Mission Statement

Provide a safe, aesthetically appealing learning environment. 

Program Description

The Grounds Department consists of 4 grounds technicians and the supporting tools and equipment to maintain the grounds of the District.

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1



Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 2



    Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Strategy 3



    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 4



    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 5



    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 6



    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 7



    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 8



    Initiatives
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 9



    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 10

    Support the Grounds mission by providing a safe and aesthetically appealing learning and teaching physical environment for the campus.

    Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    The Grounds Department is required to analyze the District grounds for hazards that may impede staff from providing a safe teaching space.  They are also required to analyze public areas to assure all staff and stduents are safe from hazards.  Their budget has been augmented with one-time dollars to support the increased cost in these areas

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Required Resources

    Strategy #1:  Supervisor time for analysis.

    Strategy #2:   Cost for two student assistants is $21,700.00.

    Cost for California Conservation Corps (Salt Creek crew) is $6K for routine fire protection.

    Cost for volunteer support (materials plus staff supervision) is $22.5K.

    Strategy #3: Cost is $75K to upgrade the irrigation system.  Cost $7853. for Physical Science Lawn restoration.  This will reduce water needs in this area by replaceing landscape with native low/no water vegetation.

    Strategy #4:  Staff time to analyze.

    Strategy #5:  Staff and student time to create and implement a preventive maintenance program. 

    Strategy #6:  Total equipment replacement cost is $17K per year.  

    Strategy #7:  Initial study and survey cost is $8K.  Future required maintenance and repair cost is unknown.

    Strategy #8:  Proper training for grounds technician requires $1K per year in addition to the no-cost training that is available.

    Strategy #9: Total vehicle replacement cost is $10K per year.  

    Strategy #10: 

    • On-going funds to support Skyway Center and new Quad landscape is $2.5K. 
    • One-time cost to remove trees and repair sidewalk at Campus Center is $7.9K. 
    • One-time cost to repair baseball field drain is $6.4K. 
    • Cost: $7K one-time funds and $3K on-going to start an herbicide program for all the sports turf areas. The total cost of the program is $30K @ $10K per year for three years.

     

     

     

     

    Current Revenue Stream

    Strategy #2, #6, #7, #9:  Our current revenue stream for these activities is $0.

    Strategy #3:  $75K was funded in 11/12 by savings through attrition. 

    Strategy #1, #4:  Staff time to analyze.

    Strategy #5: Staff time required.

    Strategy #8:  Current training budget is $600.00.

    Strategy #10:  We received one-time funding of $2.5K for the maintenance supplies for the Skyway Center and the new Quad landscaping. 

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes Grounds Services Operating Expenses Grounds Maintenance Supplies for Skyway Center and new Quad landscapes 110002101655000 54500 $0.00 $2,500.00 This is to purchase supplies to support the landscaping at the Skyway Center and the new Quad lawns. Their budget has been augmented with one-time dollars to support the increased cost in these areas.
    2 Yes Grounds Maintenance Operating Expenses Other Support 110002101655000 55620 $0.00 $6,000.00 Use of other sources for assistance can provide a large benefit to the District at low or no-cost. Cost for California Conservation Corps (Salt Creek crew) is $6K for fire protection.
    3 Yes Grounds Services Facilities Tree Removal at Campus Center 110002101655000 56100 $7,900.00 $0.00 The Grounds Department is required to analyze the District grounds for hazards that may impede staff from providing a safe teaching space. They are also required to analyze public areas to assure all staff and students are safe from hazards. The removal of the trees will eliminate a significant trip hazard and structural damage to the Campus Center.
    4 Yes Grounds Facilities Herbicide Program for Sports Turf Areas 110002101655000 56100 $7,000.00 $3,000.00 Start an herbicide program for all the sports turf areas. The total cost of the program is $30K @ $10K per year for three years ($7K one-time funds and $3K on-going).
    5 Yes Grounds Facilities Physical Science Lawn Restoration 110002101655000 56100 $7,853.00 $0.00 This will reduce water needs in this area by replacing landscape with native low/no water vegetation.
    6 Yes Grounds Services Facilities Repair baseball drainage 110002101655000 56100 $6,400.00 $0.00 The drainage of storm water around the baseball dugouts is inadequate, creating an unsafe condition. This project will install a drainage system to carry the surface water away.
    7 Yes Grounds Maintenance Operating Expenses Training 110002101655000 55200 $0.00 $400.00 Grounds activities are increasingly more complex, requiring higher levels of training for technicians. Documentation and reporting allows systematic scheduling of the needed training.
    8 Yes Grounds Maintenance Equipment Equipment Replacement Program 110002101655000 56410 $0.00 $17,000.00 All equipment has a finite life and will eventually need to be replaced. Proactive planning for this replacement will allow better decision making and an orderly process. Current replacement value of equipment is $200K with the average expected life is 12 years. Total equipment replacement cost is $17K per year.
    9 Yes Grounds Maintenance Personnel Student Assistants 110002101655000 52368 $0.00 $21,700.00 Much research has shown that students who are employed on campus have a much higher rate of success in their academic careers. Other sources of assistance can provide a large benefit to the District at low or no-cost. Cost for two student assistants is $21,760.00.
    10 Yes Grounds Maintenance Facilities Preventive Maintenance Program for Paving 110002101655000 55100 $8,000.00 $0.00 There is a large amount of paving on the campuses. This pavement is subject to wear and needs maintenance and eventual replacement. This program will extends the life of the pavement and forecast the funding needs. Initial study and survey cost is $8K. Future required maintenance and repair cost is unknown.
    11 Yes Grounds Maintenance Operating Expenses Vehicle Replacement Program 110002101655000 56610 $0.00 $10,000.00 For inter-campus usage, electric vehicles provide a safer, less intrusive and more sustainable means of transportation for grounds maintenance activities. Current replacement value of vehicle fleet is $60K with the average expected life of 6 years.
    12 Yes Grounds Maintenance Operating Expenses Volunteers 110002101655000 54500 $0.00 $22,500.00 Use of other sources for assistance can provide a large benefit to the District at low or no-cost. Cost for volunteer support (materials plus staff supervision) is $22.5K. Staff time cost is $20K and materials cost is $2,500.
    Total(s) $37,153.00 $83,100.00