Hundreds of Facilities Services employees celebrated the start of the new school year at a ‘Welcome Back’ event hosted by HISD Facilities Officer Brian Busby and his management team.
“We wanted to say ‘thank you’ for the effort you put in over the summer and throughout the year to ensure our schools are ready and safe for the kids,” Busby told the group. “There is no amount of letters, notes, awards or trophies I could present that could adequately express my appreciation for what you achieve each year, year after year. We always pull together as a team and get the job done.”
The event was held Tuesday at staggered times throughout the day to accommodate the large group, which included custodians and plant operators, as well as staff from facilities maintenance, security maintenance, business services, and grounds. The employees were treated to refreshments and had the opportunity to visit with colleagues and ask questions.
Busby used the occasion to discuss the strategic vision of the department and its culture of teamwork and accountability.
“I hope to instill the mindset throughout our division that we are all accountable, and we’re all in this together,” Busby said. “The bottom line is: It’s all about the kids. If it’s not kid-driven, then it will not be done.”
Managers from HISD Construction and Facilities Services showed their appreciation for the hard work of each team member on Friday and named the department’s 2015 Employees of the Year during the department’s annual appreciation luncheon and professional development day.
HISD’s Construction and Facility Services (CFS) Professional Development team recently announced the launch of a new Leadership Development Training initiative designed to dramatically improve the leadership skills of the management team.
The program is developed and delivered by the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston’s Bauer School of Business.
The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted to set aside $4 million for a comprehensive facilities assessment designed to identify buildings in need of repair or improvement.
The assessment will provide HISD with a database of information about facilities across the district, including the condition of each facility, needed repairs and potential costs. The information contained in the database, which could be easily updated, would help district officials plan for future capital investments. Continue reading →
The Council of the Great City Schools has recognized HISD’s Transportation and Facilities Services departments as top performers in student transportation and facilities maintenance and operations.
The Council’s Performing and Benchmarking Project’s “Managing for Results in America’s Great City Schools” report defines and presents an extensive array of statistical indicators developed by CGCS and its member urban school districts to measure performance on a broad range of operational functions, including business services, finances, human resources, and technology. Continue reading →
HISD Construction and Facility Services managers showed their gratitude for the hard work of each team member on Wednesday during the department’s annual appreciation luncheon. Employees were treated to a catered barbecue lunch served by managers and prizes, including gift cards and prize baskets, were handed out.
HISD Facilities and Operations employees received a warm welcome back to school on Friday, as they were treated to breakfast and special recognition by General Manager of Facility Services Brian Busby and HISD District 9 Trustee Wanda Adams.
Houston ISD’s Construction and Facilities Services Operations recently honored outstanding employees during three separate recognition ceremonies at the Delmar Field House. There are more than 1,200 custodians, plant operators and grounds crews who serve classroom needs and attend to building cleanliness on a daily basis.
“I was asked to speak to the hardest working employees in HISD, and I want to thank all of you for your commitment to our schools,” said HISD Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier, as he opened the ceremonies.