Division of Supporting Services
As an integral partner in the educational process, the mission of the Division of Supporting Services is to promote achievement in education through a coordinated effort to provide the highest quality learning environment.
The Division of Supporting Services encompasses responsibilities of seven departments including the departments of Capital Planning and Green Schools, Design and Construction, Food and Nutrition Services, Information Technology Services, Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation. Each department is critical to the daily operation of our schools, from the nutritional value of our school lunch program to our transportation to and from school and other related activities; to our long-term capital program, as outlined in our Educational Facilities Master Plan; to the day-to-day efforts of our Operations and Maintenance staff in order to provide the highest quality learning environment. The division is responsible for more than two million square feet of facilities and approximately 690 acres.
Through our capital improvements program, the school system has obtained more than $180 million in school construction from both the state and local governments over the last ten years. The entire division is an integral part of not only the school system but of the county's emergency preparedness program, hosting and staffing a number of emergency shelters throughout the county. The purpose of the Division of Supporting Services is to respond as a team to support the mission of the St. Mary's County Public Schools.