With over 40,000 students,
Frederick County Public Schools takes great pride in its facilities, with the mantra 'We strive to provide an optimum learning environment.' With the school’s growing needs and cultural shift to focus more on student achievement and accountability with the Maintenance Department, the district began using SchoolDude’s maintenance solutions switching from their antiquated CMMS.
However, how the district put its corrective maintenance and preventive maintenance plan in place was a bit different than most.
Frederick County started by implementing preventive maintenance (PM) rather than getting the work order system up and running first. Therefore, the system had a complete inventory of all equipment in order to tag corrective work orders to specific equipment and materials. The M&O Department was impressed with the results.
“We are performing PM on over 180,000 pieces of equipment and used industry standards to correctly schedule PM tasks. As a result, our equipment has far exceeded the industry standard life expectancy and we receive less work order requests because our equipment is well-maintained.”
Curtis Orndorff, Manager of Building Maintenance
Curtis shares more highlights of his department and best practices other districts can replicate in
this case study. Frederick County shared with us some of their results:
- Over 50% of work orders are preventive maintenance versus corrective maintenance.
- Technicians see faster response times by closing out work orders in the field on district-provided tablets thanks to SchoolDude’s cloud software
- The district regularly shares their Key Performance Indicators with Maintenance Supervisors to find emerging trends and patterns in their data
- The maintenance staff reports a 91% satisfaction rating on M&O professional development training provided to them
Learn how Curtis’ department achieved these results and continues to report on their progress and areas for improvement to the Board.
Frederick County Public Schools is now a top-performer in the SchoolDude Nation of over 6,000 schools, districts and colleges. With
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