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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

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Contact Information

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

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