The highly-skilled and award-winning Operations and Maintenance staff at Southern York is comprised of approximately two dozen custodians, eight maintenance personnel, one school police officer, numerous part-time substitutes, and a Director of Operations. 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. Southern York maintains and builds strong relationships with many contractors and vendors.Randall BuffingtonDirector of Operations Ext. 7281Dave EhrmanDistrict Head Mechanic Ext. 7352
Susquehannock High School Susquehannock High School Southern Middle SchoolJay HenryMechanic
Andy NaceHead Custodian
Friendship Elementary School Shrewsbury Elementary School Southern Elementary SchoolKirk GrahamMechanic
Jim ForryMechanicTed KohlerMechanic
Jon WeaverHead Custodian
Ed SweitzerHead Custodian
Chris WaltemyerHead Custodian
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 three times, in 2010, 2013, 2017, and 2020. We are the only school district in the state of Pennsylvania to earn the Gold Award four times.
The seven critical aspects of the Operations and Maintenance mission are:
Facilities Maintenance and Management
Facilities Capital Improvement and Construction
Benchmarking and Data Management
General and specific questions about District facilities should be addressed to Randy Buffington at 717-235-4811, Extension 7281.
Information about the use of District facilities is available via the navigation bar on the left.