The Buildings and Grounds department is committed to providing our students and staff with a safe, clean, and comfortable environment. Our five district properties are cleaned and maintained by our caring and dedicated custodial staff each day

Mr. Darrell Downes

Phone: (302) 875-6195


When it comes to the upkeep of the appearance of the exterior areas, our dedicated grounds staff maintains our properties throughout the district. Duties includes grass cutting/trimming, landscape projects, athletic field maintenance, and snow removal.In addition we have knowledgeable trade mechanics that are responsible for the general upkeep of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and painting within the facilities.

Buildings & Grounds other areas of responsibilities includes:
• The development and management of construction projects, maintenance and repair projects
• Oversee service/maintenance contracts and contractors to insure services are rendered appropriately
• Compliance of applicable federal, state, and local regulations related to district facilities
• Oversee and adhere to standards as outline under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

The Laurel School District

1160 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956
Phone: (302) 875-6100Fax: (302) 875-6106