Department of Facilities

  • The Facilities Department manages over 12 million square feet of enclosed building space in 105 schools, located in 103 owned facilities and seven administrative facilities including two bus terminals. Another eight facilities are leased and 29 school buildings are closed.  We are responsible for the construction, maintenance, and cleanliness of the District's facilities. 

    We are the largest school District in Michigan with an average age of DPS-owned facilities of more 60 years old.

    The objective of the Department is to provide safe and clean schools for our students and staff; high level customer service both internally and externally, and to promote operations that are economically efficient, effective and sustainable.

    Our Facilities Department is completely sourced between two facility management firms; GDI Integrated Facility Management and RNA Facilities Management. Each firm provides all staffing that supports the schools including Building Engineers, Custodial and Maintenance staff.

Contact Information

  • Facilities 

    Cleveland Simmons
    Executive Director of Facilities
    1601 Farnsworth
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    Detroit, MI 48211

    Mercedes Boulding
    Senior Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Engineering
    1601 Farnsworth
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    Detroit, MI 48211

    Ciara Beaumont
    Administrative Assistant
    1601 Farnsworth
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    Detroit, MI 48211

    Custodial Services

    Latina Kellum
    Program Supervisor, Custodial Services
    1601 Farnsworth
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    Detroit, MI 48211

    Plumbing, Mechanical, & Electric

    Tony Williams
    Program Supervisor, Plumbing, Mechanical, & Electric 
    1601 Farnsworth
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    Detroit, MI 48211

    Roofing and Masonry 

    Hosea Chambers
    Program Supervisor, Roofing and Masonry 
    1601 Farnsworth
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    Detroit, MI 48211