Akron Public Schools Facility Services is a comprehensive maintenance, project management and service operation that includes Maintenance, Custodial, Grounds and Project Management.
Our team members strive to provide excellent service to the facilities and grounds that make up Akron Public Schools. These efforts are accomplished through a skilled staff of approximately 250 employees.
Renting Space in a CLC
Akron Public Schools (APS) and our community share in the use of our more than three dozen community learning centers (CLCs), by virtue of a cooperative agreement between the school district and the City of Akron. Each year, thousands of our friends and neighbors around Akron call upon us to assist them in reserving space for an activity or a meeting in one of our CLCs. Whether in an elementary, middle or high school, APS is pleased to offer our facilities to community groups and individuals for a facility use fee.
The Akron Public Schools Board of Education has developed specific guidelines that govern our facility rental program Building and CLC Rental Procedures.
Facility Services Leadership Team
Rob Boxler joined Akron Public Schools in June 2002. As director, he oversees all operations for maintenance, grounds and custodial services with the assistance of his support staff. With more than 30 years of experience, he is involved in energy management, crisis planning, safety and regulatory compliance. Rob teaches many of the safety classes required for APS staff and also instructs staff in our crisis operations.
Kristabeth Balchak joined Akron Public Schools in 1999. In her role, she coordinates, supports and provides technical assistance for a range of facility services programs. These include computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), air filter and water backflow management, and the preventive maintenance program. Kristabeth brings with her more than 25 years of AutoCAD experience. She is responsible for the maintenance, updating and archiving of all drawn and written facility records for the district facilities and sites. She manages CAD standard implementation for architects and engineers participating in the designs for Akron Public Schools building projects.
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
Andie Atkins joined Akron Public Schools in March 2017. As the health and safety specialist, she is involved with safety and regulatory compliance, crisis planning and teaching some of the safety classes that are required for APS staff. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in geology from The University of Akron. Andie has more than eight years of experience in the geology and environmental field working as an emergency responder with hazardous materials and as a volunteer with the local community. She has also worked on many projects completing water quality testing, health and safety procedures, and hazard communication training. When she isn't working, she enjoys playing soccer and softball, watching the Cavs, and spending time with her husband and two boys.
Custodial Services Coordinator
Matt Frame joined Akron Public Schools in August 1996. In his role as coordinator of custodial services, he is responsible for ensuring that all schools and support buildings are kept clean, safe and properly staffed on a daily basis. He oversees all financial aspects of the department in order to keep his department fiscally responsible. He has been involved in teaching and instructing APS employees in attaining their low pressure boilers license, as well as collaborating with other Facilities Services members on inservices to keep the employees up to date on policies and standards. He has been a head custodian with APS for more than nine years and served in that role at the elementary school, middle school and high school levels. Matt had the opportunity to open the new East CLC in 2010 as the head custodian before being selected to a supervisory position in July 2014. He was the night supervisor of custodial services for three years before becoming department coordinator in August 2017. Matt is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and has carried over the traditions of honor, courage and integrity into his professional career with Akron Public Schools.