• The highly-skilled and award-winning Operations and Maintenance staff at Southern York is comprised of approximately two dozen custodians, eight maintenance personnel, and numerous part-time substitutes. The staff demonstrates competency and pride by cleaning, maintaining, and securing our three elementary schools, middle school, high school, and grounds using best practices in school facility management. The district has a proven history of maintaining and renovating its existing buildings and grounds along with a strong commitment to an annual capital improvement program. A blend of contracted services and district maintenance personnel are utilized to maintain the facilities. 

    The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) recognizes school districts with outstanding operations in facility management.  Southern York County School District has been awarded the Gold Award of Excellence in School Facilities in 2010, 2013, 2017, 2020, and 2023.  We are the only school district in the state of Pennsylvania to earn the Gold Award five times.

    The seven critical aspects of the Operations and Maintenance mission are:

    • Facilities Maintenance and Management

    • Facilities Capital Improvement and Construction

    • Grounds Management

    • Housekeeping

    • Staff Management

    • Environmental Safety

    • Benchmarking and Data Management

    Information about the use of district facilities is available via the navigation bar on the left.

    Randy Buffington, Director of Operations at 717-235-4811, Extension 7281
    Dave Ehrman, District Head Mechanic at 717-235-4811, Extension 7352
    Tracy Lutz, Operations Bookkeeper at 717-235-4811, Extension 7282