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.

Community School Building Tours

  • In effort to demonstrate and share more about school safety protocols for students and staff, DPSCD will be holding a series of one-hour school building tours at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the following schools beginning March 23, 2021:
     
    • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - Western International High School - 1500 Scotten Street, Detroit, MI 48209, (313) 849-4758
    • Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - A.L. Holmes Academy of Blended Learning - 8950 Crane Street, Detroit, MI 48213, (313) 866-5644
    • Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - Palmer Park Preparatory Academy - 3901 Margareta, Detroit, MI 48221, (313) 494-7300
    • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - Brenda Scott Academy - 18440 Hoover, Detroit, MI 48205, (313) 866-6700
    • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - Western International High School - 1500 Scotten Street, Detroit, MI 48209, (313) 849-4758

    Key Information

    • One-hour tours will be held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. – noon
    • Each tour will be capped at 20 participants to promote social distancing and ensure a safe environment for our staff and students.  
    • Upon arrival, all tour participants will need to present evidence of a negative COVID test dated no earlier than 14 days prior to the tour. 
    • It is recommended interested tour participants RSVP. Please indicate date, time and school location when sending an email or calling: aisha.lockett-talley@detroitk12.org or (313) 873-3211.

Contact Information

  • Division of Operations

    Machion Jackson
    Assistant Superintendent 
    3011 W. Grand Blvd.
    Fisher Building, 14th Floor
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Office (313) 873-6532

    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