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Plant Services

Facilities management for the Penn Hills School District is a massive undertaking. The school district's facilities, equipment, and grounds are distributed among three primary locations up to three miles apart. Offices for Plant Services may be found in the Central Administrative Wing at Linton Middle School (260 Aster Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15235). 

Physical plants maintained by the Plant Department are:

  • 3 school buildings
  • Fralic athletic Center
  • One Field house
  • Approximately 851,000 interior square feet
  • A 10,250 seat, lighted football stadium with track and artificial turf
  • A 1,500 seat, lighted soccer stadium with walking track and artificial turf
  • A 262,000-gallon competition swimming pool
  • 11 athletic playing fields
  • One competition track
  • 115 acres of total District property managed
  • Maintained grounds totaling approximately 107 acres
  • 22 heating boilers
  • 4 chillers
  • 36 large air handling HVAC units at Penn Hills SD
  • This does not include any of the small units that are at every room and connected to these larger units.

In addition to cleaning and maintenance, the Facilities Department also provides the following District-wide services and/or leadership:

  • Rental management
  • Health and Safety Committee
  • Environmental safety and health coordination
  • Building, playground, and athletic facilities safety and maintenance inspections
  • Hazardous material control
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Security coordination
  • ADA survey and compliance
  • Furniture and equipment inventory management
  • Utilities coordination
  • Project management
  • Work order management and reporting
  • Financial control of approximately $3.9 million per year
  • Facilities capital budgeting
  • Construction monitoring and coordination
  • Facilities planning analysis and advice

Department Leadership

Brandon Chabola

Brandon Chabola

Plant Manager
Annette Obritz

Annette Obritz

Plant Secretary

Recent News

Penn Hills School District Exits Financial Recovery Status

We are thrilled to announce that the Penn Hills School District has officially exited Financial Recovery status. This monumental achievement was announced on May 23, 2024, by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at Penn Hills Middle School.

Penn Hills is Hiring!

The Penn Hills School District is excited to announce several open positions and is looking for talented individuals to join our team! 

Linton Middle School's Heartfelt Mentor Appreciation

Over the past two days, Dr. Robinson and YESS Team member Miss Nia guided over 30 eighth-grade students in delivering a special gift to someone of their choosing. About a month ago, an idea was hatched to create t-shirts that allow our kids to give thanks to someone in the building who has truly been a mentor to them during their time at Linton.

Upcoming Events

Contact Information

Brandon Chabola
Director of Plant Services
(412) 793-7000, Ext. 1277

Annette Obritz
Secretary
(412) 793-7000, Ext. 1263