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Last Updated: November 29, 2022

Purpose Statement
The purpose of the Grounds Department is to provide school sites and district facilities an appealing
and pleasant outdoor environment to enhance student's and staff's experience. This is being accomplished by:

  • The development of a long-range landscape master plan.
  • The regular maintenance and groom of outdoor environments.
  • Responsive services to work order requests.
  • Proactive summer planning and development services.
  • The establishment of standards of care for our students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ongoing professional development to meet or exceed our standards of care. 

Scope of Responsibility
All aspects of lawns, trees, bushes, irrigation, pesticide applications, pest control, playgrounds, and auxiliary external spaces. 

Grounds at a Glace
The Grounds Department team consists of twenty dedicated employees who service roughly 200 maintainable acres of District property.

  • Total Acres: ≈ 443
  • Regular Serviceable Acres: ≈ 200
  • Grass and Turf Acres: ≈ 102
Team Profile
Twenty employees on four (4) teams - North, South, Athletics, and Irrigation
 

Integrated Pest Management Plan
IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current and comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, when used in conjunction with available pest control methods, is best used to manage pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. Review our IPM plan by clicking here. 

Contact Us
If you have an urgent matter please call the Grounds Department, 
Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM. at 760.726.2170 ext. 92704

Shawn Loescher, Ed.D.
Chief Operations Officer
760.726.2170 ext. 92702

Anthony Arias
Grounds Manager 
760.726.2170 ext. 92704

Danica Reed
Administrative Secretary I
760.726.2170 ext. 92702