Operations & Construction

Jim Reitenbach 
Executive Director 
(216) 529-4326 I email




Christopher Donahoe
Asst. Executive Director I email 

Ed Deblock
Manager I email

Gerry Mayernik, Secretary
(216) 227-5302

Operations & Construction staff ensures non-educational areas of the district are running smoothly so that our instructional staff can focus on teaching. The Operations Department oversees the following areas:


Maintenance Field Trip Transportation
Custodial Construction Advisory Group
Nutrition Services Purchasing

Operations facilitates inventory management of the district’s more than $197 million of building and property assets. The department serves as the purchasing agent for the district. Labor relations, construction advisory group participation, and budgetary management are other important responsibilities.

The Maintenance and Custodial staff works to clean and repair the district’s seven elementary schools, two middle schools, high school, central office, and maintenance garage, as well as transitional sites and modular classrooms used during construction. The staff also maintains First Federal of Lakewood Stadium, Lakewood High School baseball field, and Garfield Field, as well as being responsible for lawn mowing and snow removal. 

Security facilitates safety and security details at all of the District’s school buildings, central office, and stadiums. Eleven uniformed security guards provided by a contracted security firm assist at Lakewood High School and other buildings. The District presently has surveillance cameras in operation. The Security Supervisor works closely with the City of Lakewood Police and Fire Departments. The security hotline number is 216-227-5311.