• Welcome to the Muhlenberg School District Physical Plant page!

    We are proud to play what we believe is an important role in support of the educational process for our students and ultimately, the mission of the district. A commonly asked question is, "Who are we?" Quite simply, we are buildings and grounds. As such, we:

    • maintain all our buildings, both mechanically and from a custodial perspective
    • maintain all district grounds
    • schedule and provide vehicles used to transport our students to and from school on a daily basis, as well as to all school sanctioned activities, functions, and athletic events.

    Our office is located at the Administration Building, 801 Bellevue Avenue, Reading, PA 19605. We can be contacted at 610-921-8000, ext. 1241 for Physical Plant.

    Ken Patterson - Director of Physical Plant
    Nick Gehringer - Maintenance Supervisor
    Marc Wolfe - Building Services Supervisor
    Beth Wentzel - Physical Plant Secretary - x1241

    Maintenance Department

    The maintenance department is staffed by four full-time mechanics, with expertise in all maintenance trades. Typical duties include the maintenance and repair of all facilities, as well as involvement in minor construction projects. Fabrication, movement and installation of various pieces of equipment and cabinetwork are also commonplace.

    Grounds Department

    The grounds crew consists of four full-time outside custodians. Daily duties include all work necessary to maintain school district grounds. Seasonal work ranges from mowing grass and athletic field preparation in the warmer months to snow removal in the winter, as well as equipment repairs/maintenance. Movement of all materials and landscaping work are also handled by these personnel.

    Custodial Department

    The custodial department is staffed by 35 full-time employees. We strive to provide the safest, most attractive, and cleanest environment for our students, staff, parents, and community. We work year round, during the summer, during the day and evening on school days, as well as on weekends.

    We supply support services for our students, staff, and the Muhlenberg community as a whole. For more information about use of our facilities by outside groups, you may contact the Buildings and Grounds office at 610-921-8000, ext. 1241.

    Energy Management

    Muhlenberg School District takes a two-part approach to Energy Management. The first part deals with the purchasing of our two biggest utilities, Electric Power and Natural Gas. Muhlenberg School District partners with Provident Energy and BCIU to make sure our Electric Power and Natural Gas is being procured at competitive rates. The second part deals with Energy Conservation. Through the use of our Building Automation Systems and the education of our staff on the benefits of energy conservation and how they can do their part, Muhlenberg School District can reduce our overall energy consumption. Energy Management continues to be a big part of Muhlenberg School District's overall strategy of fiscal responsibility.