Operations Department

The Division of District Operations provides maintenance, operation, purchasing, and transportation support services to the school district, in order to order to support a positive learning environment for students, staff, and the community.

The Operations Division provides services to the school community by the following departments:

  •  Trades – Skilled Trades provide new construction and maintenance of facilities, classrooms, and furnishings
  •  Grounds – A full service Grounds Department provides grass cutting, snow plowing, landscaping, and complete grounds maintenance.
  •  Transportation – Our Drivers, Attendants, and Mechanics provide transportation services to students as well as conduct meal deliveries, districtwide internal shipping, and athletic transportation.
  •  Engineering – Licensed engineers operate building systems including state of the art heating, cooling, and pool filtration equipment.
  •  Custodial – Provide a clean, sanitary environment for the learning process as well as extra curricular activities in the facilities.
  •  Fingerprinting and Name Badges – Fingerprinting services and staff name badges can be obtained by making an appointment with the Operations Department.
  •  Safety and Security – The safety and security of facilities, students, and staff are critical to the efficient operation of the school district.
  •  Purchasing – The Purchasing Department procures goods and services for the district, utilizing competitive bidding procedures, and other acquisition methods designed to create financial efficiencies and economies of scale.

Division of District Operations Staff

Michael Rangos MBA, CPPO – Director of Operations & Business Services
313-827-3201
rangosm@dearbornschools.org

Dr. Don Ball – Director of Maintenance, Safety & Security
313-827-3203
balld@dearbornschools.org

Tim Gruszczynski – Director of Trades, Labor & Contracted Services
313-827-3205
gruszct@dearbornschools.org

Mark Andrews – Director of Transportation
313-827-3300
andrewm@dearbornschools.org

Kathleen Hartling – Purchasing Agent
313-827-3211
hartlik@dearbornschools.org

Denise Norburn – Secretary
313-827-3200
norburnd@dearbornschools.org

Karen Faunce – Secretary
313-827-3207
fauncek@dearbornschools.org

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