Requesting Maintenance Support


The Buildings & Grounds Department uses SchoolDude, an online work-order system, to manage requests for maintenance support.

SchoolDude is a web-based system that allows users to fill out and submit work orders from any computer connected to the internet.

If you are a District 401 teacher or staff member and you want to submit a maintenance request, please follow the steps listed in the screenshots below.


How to Use SchoolDude for Maintenance Requests


1. Go to D401's SchoolDude login page (click here).

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2. If you've never used SchoolDude, you'll need to register.

  • Go to the area at the bottom of the page.
  • Click the inverted caret (the V symbol).

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3. Fill in the requested information (your administrator will give you the account number), then hit "Register" at the bottom.

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4. You will be taken automatically to the maintenance request page.

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5. Continue scrolling down the request page and read the steps as listed. 

  • The steps are largely self-explanatory.
  • Fill in anything that has a red checkmark next to it.
  • The checkmark means the information is required. For example, "Location" (part of Step 2) is required.

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6. Fill in anything that is required — i.e., anything that has a red checkmark next to it. For example, "Area" (part of Step 2) is optional, but "Area/Room Number" is required.

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7. "Select Problem Type" (Step 3) is also required.

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8. Fill in the remaining steps as needed.

  • Describing your problem (Step 4) and providing your submittal password (Step 7) are the only required steps left.
  • Your submittal password is different from your personal password.
  • Your administrator will provide you with the submittal password.
  • Hit "Submit" (Step 8) when you are finished.

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9. Your screen will immediately notify you whether you've successfully submitted your request. Use "My Requests" at the top of the page to keep track of your work order's progress.

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10. Logout when you are finished.