Buildings & Grounds


District 401’s Buildings & Grounds Department manages the maintenance and upkeep of John Mills Elementary School.

Consistent with District Policy 4:150, the department ensures that the school's facilities and grounds are adequately maintained in order to provide an appropriate, safe and energy-efficient physical environment for learning and teaching.

Note to John Mills faculty and staff: Do you want to place a maintenance work order or report a problem with facilities or grounds? Please use SchoolDude


Department Personnel


Mr. Tony Suero is John Mills' head custodian. Mr. Alex Zamora is department head.

A full listing of Buildings & Grounds personnel can be found in the following directories:

► Listing by Name

► Listing by Subdivision


Department Responsibilities


Buildings & Grounds personnel play an essential role in the daily and long-term operations of John Mills Elementary School. They handle a variety of responsibilities, including:

► Custodial services

► General maintenance and repair

► Groundskeeping and landscape care

► Shipment and delivery of intra-district mail

► Transportation of equipment, furniture and other essential items within and between district buildings

► Management of energy use to ensure conservation and efficiency

► Management of environmental quality to protect the safety of students, staff and visitors and to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and laws


To Learn More


We invite you to learn more about Buildings & Grounds operations. The following pages provide additional information:

Requesting Maintenance Support

Community Use of School Facilities

Pesticide Notification Registry

Test Results for Lead in D401 Drinking Water


District 401’s Policy on Facility Management


John Mills' maintenance and upkeep procedures are governed by District 401's policy on facility management, which can be found in Section 4:150 of the Board of Education's Policy Manual.

A searchable online version of the Board of Education's complete Policy Manual can be found here.