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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). 

Brandon Chabola serves as the department's director.

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

Recent News

Insightful Presentation on School Data by Penn Hills School District Principals

We are excited to share insights from a compelling presentation delivered by our dedicated Penn Hills School District Principals - Tricia Mayo, Sandy Barker, and Kristin Brown. The presentation focused on the critical topic of school data, shedding light on various aspects that are essential for the continuous improvement and success of our educational environment.

Exciting Renovations Coming to Yuhas-McGinley Stadium!

We are thrilled to announce some major updates to our Yuhas-McGinley Stadium, as presented by our Director of Plant Services, Brandon Chabola. In a comprehensive presentation, Brandon outlined the forthcoming renovations that are set to transform our stadium into a state-of-the-art facility, with work beginning this June.

Wireless Infrastructure Upgrades at Penn Hills Elementary School

Penn Hills Elementary is set to embark on a significant technological enhancement, with the scheduled upgrade of our Aruba wireless access points this President's Day. This initiative is a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a cutting-edge educational environment, where technology serves as a cornerstone of our students' learning journey.

Financial Recovery Update

Welcome to our latest update on the financial status of our educational community. In this video, Dr. Daniel Matsook, Chief Financial Recovery Officer, offers valuable insights into the current state of our Financial Recovery Exit Petition.

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Contact Information

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

Janice Sloan
Secretary
(412) 793-7000, Ext. 1263