Phone: (616) 786-2050

Building & Grounds


Welcome to West Ottawa’s Building and Grounds Department

Department Contacts

Tom Swifney, Maintenance and Custodial Supervisor
Phone: (616) 786-2035

Lizelle Agenbag, Administrative Assistant
Phone (616) 786-2031

Department Overview

West Ottawa Public Schools is located in Holland, Michigan. We became a district in 1958 and currently have 12 school buildings (1.6 million square feet) located on 420 acres of land spread out over 75 square miles. Our department’s role is to make sure that every student has a safe, clean environment in which to learn.

Custodial Responsibilities

Our custodial staff is responsible for cleaning and maintaining our buildings. In our larger buildings, we have also implemented team cleaning as a way to keep costs down.

Grounds Responsibilities

Our grounds department takes care of all formal lawns, playgrounds, and athletic fields district-wide, plus all the department equipment. They are certified in pesticide application with the State of Michigan. They are also responsible for snowplowing in the winter.

brian jaschMaintenance Responsibilities

Our maintenance staff handles all phases of maintenance from preventative
maintenance for the entire district to carpentry, locksmith, painter, energy
management, security systems, and the list goes on.


Congratulations to Great Lakes Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Pine Creek Elementary, Lakeshore Elementary, and West Ottawa High School. You have earned EPA's ENERGY STAR for label year 2016.

Congratulations to North Holland and Sheldon Woods Elementary Schools on earning the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in 2017!

Congratulations to Great Lakes, Lakeshore, Lakewood, and Pine Creek Elementary Schools; and West Ottawa High School (North & South) on earning the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in 2016!

West Ottawa Public Schools ENERGY STAR Recognition (2016)


Building Use and Rental

Facility Use Permit (effective 2014)

Facility Rental Rates 2017

Performing Arts Center Rental Rates 2017

Performing Arts Center Application Contract (for external parties)

Performing Arts Center In-District Application for Use






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