Maintenance Department Ensures Duncanville ISD Runs Smoothly
lawns, fix faucets, spray for bugs and paint walls. And that doesn’t even begin
to describe the all the responsibilities of Duncanville ISD Maintenance
Department’s nearly 200 employees.
Maintenance Department Director
Charles Moore, who has been with Duncanville ISD for 24 years, said a
realization came to him just shy of his impending retirement. “I’m
responsible for everything in the district except for the staff and students,” Moore
started work at Duncanville ISD in 1992 as a plumber eventually working his way
to maintenance coordinator, assistant director of maintenance and finally, to
director. He says one of the more memorable emergency repairs he and his staff
had to perform followed the indoor sprinkler system going off on a Sunday at
Duncanville High School sending water spewing all over the building.
advice to his successor when he leaves his post on January 29, 2016, fittingly,
is the best way to respond to such snafus. “Don’t overreact,” Moore said. “Stay
calm, listen to people who are talking because they can help a lot.”
the people of Duncanville ISD Moore says he’ll miss the most. He has plans to
stay active in his retirement. He and his wife plan to travel, and perhaps it’s
the maintenance man in him, he wants to catch up on the “honey-do” list.