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Reid Completes MSPMA Facilities Manager Certification

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Dusty Reid, Cassville R-IV Director of Facilities and Operations, has earned his Facilities Manager Certification through the Missouri School Plant Managers Association (MSPMA).

The Facilities Manager Certification Program is offered by MSPMA to develop a knowledge base for building and grounds/facilities leaders across the state to provide safe and healthful educational facilities. In order to obtain certification, applicants must complete the MSPMA Facilities Manger Core Certification curriculum.

At this time, 34 school districts across the state of Missouri have a certified plant manager on staff.

Program participants focus on seven core modules and study material such as custodial, maintenance and operations, HVAC and electrical operations, long range capitol project planning and emergency management and school safety and security. Participants gain knowledge of current and changing legislation and regulations, savings through efficiencies of operations, energy use and effective labor management, improved safety for students, staff and community, how to establish and improve upon a healthy and safe learning environment  and effective facility planning and budgeting.

“Dusty joined our team in early 2014 and has been a tremendous addition to our district,” stated Dr. Richard Asbill, Cassville R-IV School Superintendent. “We appreciate his eagerness to learn more about the important duties associated with his position at our school and how he and his team can perform those duties the best possible way.”

 Reid began the certification process in September of 2014 and graduated during the MSPMA fall conference on September 26 of this year.

"We believe well trained staff is another way we can provide a quality educational experience for our students and a better school district for our community,” stated Asbill.

In order to maintain his certification, Reid will attend a minimum of 12 continuing education training over a three-year period.