One of the most visible components of Toledo Public Schools is the Business Division, the Print Shop, Maintenance and Security Departments.
The Business Division is responsible for the care and custody of TPS property. It provides oversight of most non-instructional service, including construction projects and the maintenance, operation, and repair of facilities, as well as the bidding of district contracts and management of district budgets.
Business Division staff members also help students get to their clean, well-maintained school buildings safely, and provide nutritious meals, functioning technology and a secure environment in which they can thrive.
A hungry student may have a hard time focusing on learning. That’s why the Toledo Public Schools Food Service Department provides 7,000 breakfasts and 14,500 lunches for students every single school day.
We follow USDA guidelines to provide balanced and nutritious meals for our students, while also meeting specific dietary needs.
The Maintenance and Operations Department keeps all Toledo Public Schools facilities up and running. This central department coordinates custodial services, as well as the electrical, mechanical, building/structural and logistical trades.
The Maintenance and Operations Department also provides ground maintenance, computerized maintenance management systems and energy management systems.
Students and staff alike can take pride in buildings and grounds that are clean and functional. For that reason, the Maintenance and Operations Department plays a key role in district morale.
The Toledo Public Schools’ Print Shop takes care of most of the printing needs of the district. The shop offers printing, copying and bindery services to the TPS community and other users. Its high-quality services include digital, offset and screen printing, as well as wide-format printing.
In an effort to support the educational and operational mission of Toledo Public Schools, the print shop often collaborates with the district’s graphic arts teachers and students on its projects, providing a vibrant learning lab and real-world experience.
As we continue to navigate the challenges associated with COVID-19, we are working to keep district operations and projects moving forward. During this time, the District may not be able to follow standard practices with regards to Requests for Proposals, Requests for Quotes, and Public Bidding. However, we will strive to maintain a competitive process while navigating through this unprecedented world event.
The Toledo Public Schools Technology Department supports the technology requirements of all school programs, as well as students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents and other community members.
There are three divisions within the Technology Department: Accountability, Educational Technology and Infrastructure.
An up-to-date environment incorporates online and blended content in an effort to meet the learning needs of all students. The Technology Department works to accommodate learning with reliable, cost-effective equipment that meets the needs of all stakeholders.
The Toledo Public Schools transportation fleet travels 1.7 million miles each and every year. That’s the equivalent of sixty-eight trips around the Earth. The Transportation Services Department works to get students to and from school safely and efficiently.
Any elementary school student who lives more than one mile from school is eligible to receive bus transportation to and from a predetermined pick-up and drop-off site. Transportation is provided for high school students (who live more than a mile from their schools) through the use of TARTA bus passes. The district provides yellow bus transportation to 2,500 students with special needs, plus 1,000 students who attend Toledo Public Schools and additional charter, parochial and private school students. One hundred district school buses take to the road each day.
Each elementary school has information on the routes that service that particular school. Elementary information is available by calling or visiting the school (all addresses and phone numbers for schools can be found under the Schools tab at www.tps.org). Parents and guardians wanting to determine the schools their students are eligible to attend and the available bus stops should click here: WebQuery (There is also a helpful street map). Just enter a student's information and click Go.
Effective learning requires a safe, secure learning environment. The Toledo Public Schools Police are committed to ensuring the safety of everyone who attends, works in or visits our schools. We employ more than forty uniformed officers who are assigned to the schools. They’re responsible for campus patrol, initial case investigations, subsequent follow-up and, when necessary, making arrests.
In the wake of recent acts of school violence, a competent and observant security force is more important than ever. The TPS Police are committed to up-to-date training and close vigilance on school grounds to protect lives and property.
In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.