COVID-19: Impact on School Facilities & Operations

As the novel coronavirus spreads and prolonged school closures increase nationwide, extraordinary efforts have been taken by educators, families, and policymakers to ensure student safety and well-being during this time. This webinar will focus on the unique challenges school closures have had on the school facility staff. Hear from seasoned administrators on how they have faced this unprecedented situation and take part in an interactive discussion of what lies ahead.

Learning Objectives

Panelists will discuss the following important topics:

  • How to keep students, parents, and families engaged and morale up during uncertain times.
  • What safety precautions are in place for those people that remain on campus such as administrators and service staff (IT, custodial staff, security, maintenance, food service).
  • Challenges with transitioning to providing instruction online/remotely and what technology and tools have been most important to your school community.
  • The impact of construction projects resulting from closures for school year.
  • What can be done to ensure our educational spaces are best prepared to receive the return or the adjusted normal that may be waiting for us.
  • Sharing of the most important lesson you have learned during this outbreak.
  • Advice to do you have for vendors looking to be a helpful resource.

Broadcast Date

April 01, 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Purchase Price

Member: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00

Meet the Presenters


Dave Jenkins
EHOVE Career Center, Milan, OH
Director of Operations

Dave Jenkins, EHOVE Career Center's Director of Operations, has been with the district for over 25 years. He is licensed by the State of Ohio as a School Treasurer and School Business Manager. Dave has extensive knowledge of facility operations, construction management, and IT operations. He as presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences on a variety of technology, facility management, and energy conversation topics.


Damon Norris
A+ Charter Schools, Maricopa, AZ
Director of Operations

Damon Norris is Director of Operations at A+ Charter Schools in Maricopa, AZ. Prior to this position, he was Director of School Operations and Development for the Arizona Charter Schools Association and Purchasing Manager at Legacy Traditional School.


John Pymm
Bonneville Joint School District #93, Idaho Falls, ID
Director of Facilities and Operations

John Pymm has worked in public education for 33 years. He has served as a teacher, Middle and High School Principal, Director of School Safety, and currently serves as Director of Facilities for the Bonneville School District in Idaho Falls, Idaho.