Wayzata Public Schools

Buildings & Grounds

We provide a safe, comfortable and clean environment for students and staff by cleaning, maintaining and when appropriate, improving our buildings and grounds. In all, we are responsible for more than 1.8 million square feet of facilities and more than 400 acres of land.

Our staff cleans all of our buildings and maintains their interior and exterior equipment. We landscape and maintain our athletics fields, lawns and playgrounds; handle snow removal at all building sites; and make bituminous repairs in our parking lots. We also responsible for:

  • New equipment trainings
  • Safety procedures
  • Capital building projects
  • Maintaining the district mapping program
  • Blueprint filing system
  • Researching and writing bids for projects
  • Researching more efficient and economical methods and products to provide services
  • Deliveries to buildings
  • Warehousing district supplies, equipment, and records

We manage the following programs:

  • Energy conservation
  • Composting
  • Recycling


Central Services Facility
17305 19th Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55447
Phone 763-745-5151
Fax 763-745-5161

Jon Deutsch
Director of Facilities & Transportation

Steve Dey
Maintenance & Grounds Coordinator

James Mickle
Custodial Services Coordinator

Dan Carlson
District Master Electrician

Chandala Nagendrappa
Health & Safety Supervisor

Wade Radde
Grounds Foreman

Kent Scheuneman
Grounds Specialist Arena/Dome
763-745-5160 or 763-745-6018

Chris Michaelson
Grounds Specialist Arena/Dome
763-745-5160 or 763-745-6018

Karen Schwendeman
Buildings & Grounds Secretary

Health and Safety

Our Health and Safety Supervisor maintains federal and state standards for health and safety in the district through:

  • Development of plans for indoor air quality management
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Pest control
  • Playground inspection
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required training programs
  • Recycling of hazardous materials and electronic devices
  • Reporting of district related injuries.

Indoor Air Quality and Asbestos

Our district has developed plans for indoor air quality and asbestos abatement. Contact Chandala Nagendrappa, Health & Safety Supervisor, at Chandala.Nagendrappa@wayzataschools.org or 763-745-5152 to learn more.

Pest Control

Our district uses a licensed, professional pest control service for the prevention and control of rodents, insects and other pests in and around district buildings. The program consists of:

  • Inspection and monitoring to determine whether pests are present and whether any treatment is needed
  • Recommendations for maintenance and sanitation to help eliminate pests without the need for pest control materials
  • Utilization of non-chemical measures such as traps, caulking and screening
  • Application of EPA-registered pest control materials when needed

The long-term health effects on children from the application of such pest control materials, or the class of materials to which they belong, may not be fully understood. All pest control materials are chosen and applied according to label directions per federal law.

Lead-in-Water Testing