Facilities & OperationsStaff

Jim VanderKolk
Director of Operations

Kathy Wendling

Bob Faber

Licensed Journeyman Electrician

Steve Flachs
Mail, Warehouse, Fabrication, Mechanic

Greg Phillips
Licensed HVAC, Plumbing

Seth Powell
Mail and freight delivery, Warehouse

Jason Schab

Mark Schupp
Cabinet Shop,  Floor machine repair, Water testing

Matt Soules
Locksmith, Fabrication, Mechanic

Jim VanHouten

Safety Information

Rockford Public Schools is dedicated to the safety of its students, employees, and community. Each school building is provided with information on products used in the facility that may be of concern. The identified products include, but are not limited to, cleaning products, science experiment materials, school supplies (glue, liquid paper, etc.), and other products present in our buildings.

Each Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on file presents the ingredients of the product, the potential hazards, and recommendations if exposure occurs.

The Material Safety Data Sheets under the "Right to Know" regulations are available for inspection during normal business hours by contacting the Facilities and Operations Office at 616.863.6330. They are also located in the custodial office and/or the main office of every building.

AHERA Notification Advisory

Rockford Public Schools is required under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987 to notify parents and employees of the availability of a management plan and inform them of the activities conducted under the management plan.

The required three-year inspection was conducted in February of 2013. This inspection indicated all asbestos in district buildings is in a safe, non-friable condition. All of the asbestos is properly protected and there is no exposure present. Rockford Public Schools follows the regulations set forth in EPA 40 CFR Part 763 – Asbestos-Containing Materials in Buildings and complies with the inspection process set forth in EPA 40 CFR Part 763, Parts 1, 2, 3 and OSHA 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926.

The asbestos management plan is available for inspection during normal business hours by contacting the Director of Facilities and Operations at 616.863.6330, ext. 5504.

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