Mission Statement

District 19 Maintenance Department works daily to provide facilities that are safe, comfortable, efficient, and conducive to learning.  We dedicate ourselves to provide professional services that repair, maintain the educational and athletic facilities.

Department Responsibilities

Buildings and Grounds is responsible for the overall physical condition of the facilities, working with The Board of Education, the Facilities Committee, Principals, and the District Architect to determine and prioritize capital projects, building needs and replacement programs.

Meet the Staff


Larry Schmidt, Director of Building & Grounds

Phone: 815-648-2442, Ext. 1225

Fax: (815) 648-2339

Email: lschmidt@ah19.org

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Mark Strand, Custodian High School & Middle School

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Gary Stephan, Custodian Elementary School

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Anthony Gurilani, Custodian Elementary School

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John Wightman, Custodian High School/Middle School