Buildings and Grounds / Maintenance

District Maintenance Resources

District Buildings and Grounds Supervisory Staff


Keith Higginbotham, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds

Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis, Custodial Foreman


John Longo, Maintenance Foreman

Michael Sinesi

Michael Sinesi, District Maintenance/Compliance

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Phone: (856) 962-5701 extension 6144
Fax: (856) 962-9355
Twitter: @cps_BG

Our Mission:

To provide students and staff with a clean, safe, comfortable learning environment, to protect the community’s investment in education, as well as follow all state mandated guidelines in Hazardous Communications Standards, Integrated Pest Management, safety compliance, and building construction codes.

All district buildings are provided with operations, maintenance, custodial, and grounds services. We operate and monitor HVAC systems, ensuring comfort and maintaining indoor air quality. We handle the delivery of all mail district-wide and distribute the food for the district lunch programs. All requests from teachers and staff (from an extra chair to animal control and rescue) fall under the jurisdiction of the Buildings and Grounds department. Through the use of a computerized maintenance program, all department work orders can be submitted, routed, assigned, and their progress monitored online.

Throughout the course of a single day, the Office Staff handles multiple tasks, such as employee payroll & time management, safety compliance issues, coordination and payment of all purchases throughout the department, development and tracking of all bid purchases, all documentation and filing, and fielding numerous inquiries both via phone and email.

Our Maintenance Staff handles all plumbing, electrical, heating and all facets of general repair at our five elementary schools and the HS/MS Complex as well as Shared Services agreements with Haddon Township, Bellmawr, Clementon, and Mt. Ephraim School Districts.

Our Custodial Staff maintains over 145 classrooms at seven school buildings, two fully equipped gymnasiums, four locker rooms, two full cafeterias and five all purpose rooms, for a total of over 321,016 square feet.

Our Grounds Staff is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of our lawns, athletic fields, playgrounds, and flowerbeds, totaling 555,110 square feet. They maintain two softball fields, two hardball fields, one practice football field, one stadium football/soccer field, one hockey/lacrosse field and one all-weather track at the high school alone.

Secondary Custodial Staff:

High School
Lester DiPasquale
Loretta Olszewski
Michael Campos
Anthony Detora
Hector Gonzalez
Matthew Loiseau

Middle School
Cindy Brestle
Josi Duran
Clifford Leacock
Ed Milligan
Rachel Shaw

Elementary Custodial Staff:

James Garfield Elementary School
Andrew DeMarco
Adam Marshall

Mark Newbie Elementary School
Shawn Rettinger

Thomas Sharp Elementary School
Thomas Klaus
Tom Ajderian

William Tatem Elementary School
Stephen P. Miller
Maria Camarena

Zane North Elementary School
Charles McFadden
Nick DiPasquale

Brian Mervine

Oaklyn Public School
Jarvis Lymon
Darlene Broome
Dwayne Anderson

District Maintenance:

District Maintenance

Eddie Bell, HVAC
Stephen Buccilli, Courier
Ian Chittum, Grounds
Michael Hawco, Plumber
John Longo, Foreman/Grounds
Jim Walker, HVAC
Matthew Jubb, Grounds/Light Maintenance
Michael Sinesi, Compliance & Operations
Raymond Tessing, Electrician
Matthew Titus, Electrician
Spencer Tussey, Light Maintenance/Grounds