Grounds Team Works Tirelessly During Winter Storms to Keep School Campuses Safe
The professionals who worked tirelessly for Redwood City School District (RCSD) students during this year’s winter storms were recently honored by the RCSD Board of Trustees.
During this 2022-23 winter season, Redwood City and the surrounding areas experienced several severe wind and rain storms. The RCSD campuses experienced fallen trees, limbs, minor flooding, as well as preempt storm drain maintenance, debris removal, and erosion control.
During the April 26 School Board meeting, the Board thanked the grounds team in the department of maintenance, operations, and transportation (MOT). The team includes Grounds Specialists Sergio Bazan, Dennis Kakoliris-Kekos, Michael D. McKinney, and Rigoberto Verduzco, as well as, Grounds Lead Brandon Jennings.
“These gentlemen were up very early assessing our facilities and ready with a full report by 4 a.m. when I would get on the phone with them,” explains Superintendent Dr. John Baker. “Their work is critical to helping us make a decision if it’s safe to have school or not. We all know that cancelling a school day can have a major impact on a family and I am grateful to this team for playing such an important role every day and during this winter’s storms.”
The Grounds team also worked throughout the storms to ensure that RCSD students and staff were safe on campus and not impacted by the effects of the rain and wind.