Director of Facilities and Grounds
Freeport School District #145
Along with the Custodial and Maintenance staff we are responsible for keeping the buildings and grounds clean and sanitary, prevention of mechanical failures that could cause school to be canceled, and general upkeep and repair to all the district’s facilities. This is accomplished by using an integrated computer system that allows both internal and external customers to submit work orders directly to the department via the Internet. Work orders are then distributed and tracked for completion via the same software creating a system that is paperless and provides the requestor constant feedback on their requests. The same software also allows scheduling of preventative maintenance work, facility usage and supply inventory and control.
Estimated current value of all the district property is in excess of 170 million dollars. Weekly we care for over 170 acres of grass. During the winter months we remove snow from over 23 acres of parking lots, playgrounds and in excess of 57,000 square feet of sidewalks. Daily (365 days a year) we test the water and care for two swimming pools and test and check all the districts boiler system during the heating season.
The Facility and Grounds department works very hard to combat illness during flu season within the district. We believe that by keeping the staff and students healthy during the winter months the continuity of lessons are better taught. We work very close with the local health department and review weekly the illness rates at each school and respond with extra spraying of anitmicoable products when rates rise. This system has worked very well and our average weekly absence of students during the past 4 winters has been 2.01% each week of winter. The national average is 6%.
The Facility and Grounds department operates with 34 custodians and 7 Maintenance workers.
Greg Munda is lifelong resident of Freeport. A veteran of the United States Air Force. Greg is married to Julie and they have two married daughters and 6 very active grandchildren.
Greg has been very active within the community for many years. Greg has is currently the Chairman of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and an active member of the County’s Unified Command. Over the past decade Greg has also served at:
Malcolm Eaton as both the Buildings and Grounds Chairman and also as a member of the Board of Directors. Chairman of the Disaster Action Team (DAT) of Northwest Illinois Red Cross. The DAT team members carry a pager and responds to disasters and single family house fires 24 hours a day. Greg also served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Illinois Red Cross. Greg volunteered thousands of hours during his 10 years with the Red Cross.
Greg also volunteered as the Assistant Emergency coordinator for Stephenson County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES). The ARES group provides emergency communications during those times when normal modes of communications are unavailable.
Due to a recent family illness Greg has not renewed any appointed positions as they expired in order to spend more time with his family.