Facility Maintenance

Welcome to Blackhawk High School Building & Grounds!

The Building and Grounds Department works year round - during the summer, during the day, during the night, as well as weekends - providing the staff and students of Blackhawk School District with well maintained academic and athletic facilities. We oversee the entire district’s preventative and corrective maintenance, improvements, renovations, long-range planning, and day-to-day building operations including electrical, mechanical, and plumbing needs, snow and ice removal, mowing, setup for events and respond to after hour’s emergencies. In addition to the grounds keeping for all five school buildings, we also handle all district athletic fields. The Maintenance staff consists of a working supervisor, a grounds keeper, and three maintenance technicians. The Building and Grounds Department also employs a crew of approximately 27 custodians responsible for cleaning and maintaining each school as well.

Application for Part Time Custodians

All applications should be submitted to:
Blackhawk School District
500 Blackhawk Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

School Dude

The Building and Grounds Department uses School Dude, an online work order system, to schedule facility usage and to request maintenance work orders. Facility Scheduling Direct is an online facility usage scheduling tool for managing educational facility usage requests and tracking event schedules. This system enables event requesters to check facility availability, submit usage requests, and allows booking of single or multiple rooms or fields at a location for single events and recurring events. Maintenance Direct enables requesters to submit work requests, check the status of requests online, and automatically notifies requesters via e-mail as work is assigned and completed. This system enables the custodial staff with new work assignments to record notes, set reminders, and e-mail supervisors. School Dude creates instant communication among building and grounds, custodians, teachers, administrators, and community organizations. During the 2010– 2011 school year, there were 5,942 maintenance requests and 1,500 events scheduled.

The district’s buildings and fields are available for use by the outside public under district-set policies and procedures. Persons wishing to schedule an event may use the following link:

District Staff wishing to request a maintenance/work order may use the following link:

Maintenance Direct

Contact Us:


Darrin Fleischman
                                                                                                       Facilities Director 
                                                                                          [email protected]
Kirsten Stitsel
School Dude Scheduling Request Facilitator

Kim Liberty
Head Custodian, Blackhawk High School

Chris Yingling
Head Custodian, Highland Middle School

Jim Lokey
Head Custodian, Blackhawk Intermediate School

Donna Holt
Head Custodian, Patterson Primary School

Maintenance Documents

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