Our mission is to educate all learners to reach their full potential as contributing and productive members of our ever-changing global community.

Operations, Health and Safety

The PLSAS Operations, Health and Safety Department is responsible for the care and maintenance of the District’s 1.38 million square feet in 11 buildings, 2 leased spaces, and over 318 acres of land.

We take pride in providing our students, staff, and community members with high-quality, efficient, sustainable, and safe physical environments that positively impact our students' learning experience.

We strive to:

  • Provide clean, safe, and secure facilities and grounds
  • Operate in a resource efficient and sustainable manner
  • Continue to improve operations and maintenance processes
  • Provide a high level of customer satisfaction

Health and Safety Compliance

Operations, Health and Safety oversees the implementation of state and federal health and safety standards, regulations and laws; manage waste disposal while optimizing recycling and ensuring the safe disposal of hazardous materials.


Federal Law requires testing, observation and assessment of all asbestos-containing material in the District.

Annual Notification

Fire and Life Safety

PLSAS complies with the weekly, monthly, and annual testing schedules for fire and life safety equipment. 

This includes, among other things, weekly tests of eyewash stations, monthly tests of emergency lighting and signage, monthly checks and annual testing of fire extinguishers and fire suppressions systems, fire alarm bells and horns, and fire sprinkler systems.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a critical component of providing a healthy and comfortable learning environment.

Annual Notification

Integrated Pest Management

The Minnesota Parents Right To Know Act of 2000 (MN Statutes: 121A.30) requires public and non-public K-12 schools to notify employees and parents/guardians if toxicity category I, II, III pesticides are applied on school property.

Lead in Water

Operations, Health and Safety monitors and manages lead in water to maintain safe drinking water in our schools.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

OSHA requires that employers provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) (formerly MSDS or Material Safety Data Sheets) for each hazardous chemical to employees to communicate information about these hazards.

PLSAS employees can click here to search the SDS database.

SDS files can also be found in each school's custodial office and at the Operations office in the District Services Center.

Maintenance Operations and Custodial

Operations, Health and Safety provides maintenance, repairs, deliveries, and custodial services for the district’s buildings and grounds.

PLSAS has 1,378,541 square feet of conditioned space— and growing! 

  • 2 Buildings leased
  • 11 Buildings owned 
  • 48 Outbuildings
  • 311.6 acres of land
  • 69 Operations, Transportation, Health and Safety Department staff
  • 6,931 work requests completed in 2018

Planning, Design and Construction

Operations, Health and Safety oversees the strategic planning and project management of remodeling, construction, and the Long Term Facilities Maintenance Revenue Program while ensuring projects comply with district, state, and federal laws and standards.

Click here for Construction Updates


Operations, Health and Safety supports our district’s “Wise Stewardship” core value by implementing energy saving and sustainability initiatives and supporting E-STEM programming.