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Maintenance & Grounds Services

Mission & Vision

The Maintenance & Operations Department is responsible for preserving every building within the Franklin-McKinley School District.  The goal of the District is to provide an effective educational program for its students.  We in Maintenance & Operations work diligently to provide a level of service that contributes to the overall educational program.  Students are more effective learners in a clean, safe school environment.  It is our sincere mission to positively affect the morale of students, staff and parents with our continued efforts to provide the cleanest and safest learning environment.

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The Maintenance & Operations Department coordinates and manages the District's maintenance and repair of school buildings, their associated environmental systems such as heating or cooling plants, and surrounding landscaped grounds and play fields. Maintenance and Operations also oversees the deferred maintenance of modernization projects with site administrators.

The ultimate goal of the Maintenance Department is to provide a clean, orderly, safe, cost-effective, and instructionally supportive school environment that contributes to the school district’s mission of educating our children to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional demands of the 21st century.

Safety, operations and risk management also falls under the purview of Maintenance and Operations, with the goal of providing a safe and healthy environment for the approximately 6,700 students and 500 employees of the Franklin-McKinley School District. This mission is supported through periodic inspections of existing district facilities, and careful review of all safety and emergency preparedness plans to ensure a school environment that promotes powerful teaching and learning.

Maintenance Work Orders

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For emergency services during regular business hours (M-F 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM), please call the Maintenance Department at (408) 283-6032.

For emergency services outside regular business hours, please contact Vanessa Burbach at (408) 642-0644 or Gabriel Altamirano at (408) 613-8122.


Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Information 

3:00am - 5:00am Morning Purge to cycle the indoor air each morning 
6:00am - 5:00pm Classrooms and Offices can adjust heating and cooling demands between 68- 74 degrees; ventilation fans are programmed to run constantly 
After 5:00pm Staff may use the thermostat to call for heating or cooling needs; fans will continue to run constantly 
6:00pm - 8:00pm Evening Purge to cycle the room at the end of each day 
The District only uses MERV-13 filters and replaced filters every 3 months 

Dear Parent/Guardian and Staff of Franklin-McKinley School District: 
In keeping with our school District's commitment to provide your child and staff with a safe and healthy school environment, and to fully comply with the "Healthy Schools Act 2000", we are providing you with the following list of all pesticides which may be used in and around our school facilities. Pesticides are an important tool in our "Integrated Pest Management" Program, and are sometimes necessary to control pests such as ants, spiders, cockroaches, rodents, and termites. Pests are not only a distraction from our educational efforts, but can be a threat to the health and safety of our students and staff, as well as causing damage to our buildings and playgrounds. It is our goal to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment at our school facilities. To that end we have a proactive Pest Management Program in place which involves sanitation, pest monitoring and inspections, exclusion and habitat modification. Before any pesticide is applied, a notice will be posted in the school office 24 hours prior and 72 hours following the application. Applications are done by licensed professionals and District trained personnel, and made after school hours when children are not in class. As we implement and refine our Pest Management Program, you will be notified of any new materials, as the regulations require.

Should you have any questions regarding our policies and procedures, you may contact our Maintenance & Operations Manager, Vanessa Burbach at 408-283-6089 or via e­mail [email protected]. Additional information regarding these pesticides may be found at the Department of Pesticide Regulation's web site at If you would like to register to be notified 24 hours prior to any applications of the following named pesticides, please send a written request to Vanessa Burbach, Franklin-McKinley School District, 645 Wool Creek Drive, San Jose, CA 95112.
The following is a list of the anticipated or expected pesticides and herbicides that may be used at school sites during the 2019-2020 school year. 
Product Name Primary Active Ingredient
Advion Ant Bait Arena Indoxacarb 0.1%
Advion Ant Gel Indoxacarb  0.05%
Advion Cockroach Bait Arena Indoxacarb 0.5%
Advion Cockroach Gel Bait Indoxacarb 0.6%
Avitrol Whole Corn Aminopyndine 0.5%
Contrac Bon Bromadiolone 0.005%
Deltadust Deltamethrin 0.05%
Essentria IC3 Rosemary Oil 10.00%, Geraniol 5.00%, Peppermint Oil 2.00%
Gopher Getter Type 2 Diphacinone 0.0005%
Wilco Ground Squirrel Bait  Diphacinone 0.0005%
Gentrol Hydroprene 9.00%
Max Force Fly Spot Bait Imidacloprid 10.00%
Max Force Roach Bait Fipronil 0.01%
Max Force Ant Bait Fipronil 0.001%
Max Force Granular Fly Bait Imidacloprid 0.5%
Nyguard IGR Pyridine 10.00%
Phantom T&I Chlorfenapyr 21.45%
PT 515A Wasp Freeze Allethrin 0.129%
Pyracide 300 Pyrethrins 3.00%, Piperonyl Butoxide 6.00%
Suspend SC Deltamethrin 4.75%
Suspend Polyzone Deltamethrin 4.75%
Talpirid Bromethalin 0.025%
Talstar Pro Bifenthrin 7.9%
Tempo Ultra WP Cyfluthrin 10.00%
Tengard SFR One Shot Permethrin 36.8%
Terad 3 AG  Cholecalciferol 0.075%
Termidor Fipronil 9.1%
Ultracide Carpet Spray Pyriproxyfen 0.100%, Pyrethrins 0.050%, Dicarboximide 0.400%, Permethrin 0.400%
Razor Pro Glyphosate N-(phosphonomethyl glycine in the form of its isopropylamine salt)  41%
In fulfilling the requirements of the Healthy Schools Act, Franklin-McKinley School District has the following Integrated Pest Management Plan for the 2019-2020 school year.