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1504 E. Joliet, 918-259-4530

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Ben Keeling, Director of Maintenance

Our maintenance staff takes pride in the operation of our schools, and plays a large part in supporting education by providing the best environment conducive to learning.

We provide routine, preventive, and corrective maintenance to the over 2.7 million square feet and 450 acres of school property. Maintenance staff is familiar with the design of our sites which increases their familiarity with buildings and site specific issues allowing them to become true members of the BAPS school community who are invested in daily operations and an advocate for the needs of the site.

The Building Maintenance staff repairs and rebuilds to maintain buildings in an optimal operating status. We perform a variety of work involving plumbing, carpentry, electrical, mechanics, glazing, sheet metal, cement, and asphalt. Our HVAC Technicians maintain heating, venting, and air conditioning units while our painters work to maintain the overall aesthetics of our sites.

BAPS Grounds maintenance staff provides attractively designed, healthy, and well-maintained lawns, athletic fields, and grounds. Grounds maintenance staff perform the variety of tasks necessary to achieve a pleasant and functional outdoor environment for all of our sites. 

The maintenance department supports the education process and takes pride and ownership in the schools. When a parent sends a child to school for four to eight hours a day, the maintenance staff ensures the learning environment is safe and healthy.

This is how our maintenance staff helps district students climb the ladder of success.

TMA: "I-Service Desk"

We utilize an industry leader in work order requests called TMA, The Maintenance Authority. This system allows users to submit requests through the “I-Service Desk” which is then routed to our system. Once accepted as a legitimate request, we dispatch it to the appropriate department for action. This system allows us to track everything associated with this request from start to finish including labor hours, purchase orders and cost associated with both.

PSO CoolSaver Program

BAPS participates in the PSO CoolSaver Program. Without proper maintenance, cooling systems can lose as much as 30 – 50% of their operating efficiency. Each summer our cooling systems receive a PSO CoolSaver® tune-up; specially-trained technicians thoroughly analyze our A/C system’s performance, identify and discuss specific ways to improve its efficiency. On average, participating customers are seeing a 30% increase in cooling output and efficiency. This ensures that our newly tuned up systems will run more efficiently which helps cut cooling costs.


Smart Schools is offered by PSO to help school districts reduce operating costs by identifying and implementing energy efficiency improvement projects.

The Smart Schools program helps us identify ways we can conserve energy and save money, and that money can be reinvested directly into our classrooms. BAPS receives an incentive for participating in the program. The incentive from PSO certainly validates our investment in energy efficiency. But it’s also important that our school district sets a positive example for our students and our community and reducing our energy use is a good way to help do that.

Capital Improvement Plan

The BAPS Maintenance department is currently developing a Capital Improvement Plan. It will be a multi-faceted program designed to keep the BAPS school board, patrons, and the community informed about improvements and maintenance projects taking place on BAPS’ sites and administrative buildings.

The Capital Improvement Plan is a management tool for planning the capital improvement that will be needed to house students adequately in Broken Arrow or to support the educational mission, including the maintenance of facilities.

As such, it is useful for

1) Estimating capital improvement expenditures over the next five-year period,

2) Identifying short-and long-range (ten-year) projects, and

3) Establishing priorities for the orderly completion of projects.

The Capital Improvement Plan will include the following types of projects:

• The replacement of mechanical systems, roofs, and other large maintenance projects.

• The modernization or renovation of an existing facility.

• Planning for future permanent new and expanded facilities.