School Buildings

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Overview

The NYC Department of Education provides a safe, clean and comfortable environment that is conducive for educating and nurturing our children. The DOE provides comprehensive maintenance, repair, and safe operation of approximately 130 million square feet of floor space in the 1,300 buildings throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York. 

Each school building has an onsite Custodial Engineer, along with a team of fire-persons, handy-persons and cleaners responsible for sanitization, garbage disposal, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, carpentry, painting, minor repairs and all other aspects of building maintenance. These teams are assisted by a group of mobile skilled trades mechanics who tackle complex work beyond the scope of building-based staff. 

If you have any questions or concerns related to your building’s maintenance or cleanliness, contact your school

New York City School Support Services

NYC School Support Services is a not-for-profit that supports the NYC Department of Education in its mission to provide clean and safe schools for the children of New York City.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns related to your building’s maintenance or cleanliness, please contact your school’s Principal or parent coordinator or call 311. Immediate emergencies, especially life threatening emergencies, or those involving urgent, time-critical issues of health and safety should always be reported to 911.

Chancellor's Regulations Related to School Buildings

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