Administrative Services
Mark Hershiser
Deputy Superintendent

Jennifer Farris, Executive Assistant
(614) 797-5756

We believe that students need a learning environment that is safe, nurturing and efficient. The Department of Administrative Services strives to provide such an environment by partnering with the community, parents, students and staff in determining the various areas that need to be focused upon.

Our district offers numerous programs and services aimed at meeting the needs of our students. The Department of Administrative Services offers the following services and programs: human resources, crisis management; student safety and security; food services; parent education; transportation; business partnerships; School Resource Officers; maintains all district buildings and grounds; health services, and intra-district open enrollment.

This department is responsible for the following offices:

Office of Facilities & Operations 
Works to provide and maintain learning and working environments that are safe, nurturing and efficient for our students. Oversees the following: Facilities Design & Engineering; Construction Management; Building Repair & Maintenance; Grounds Management; Building Safety & Security; Environmental Management; Facility Master Planning; Capital Improvement Plan; Energy Management; Custodial Services; Student Transportation; Print Services; Purchasing; Warehouse; and Fleet Management.

Office of Communication & Technology
Keeps internal and external publics informed about Westerville City Schools' students, staff, programs and initiatives. The department also manages all aspects of the use and integration of technology in both the academic and operational functions of the district.

Office of Health & Safety
Responsible for providing meals that are nutritious and appealing to students and staff in a safe, sanitary and welcome environment while containing costs.  The operation is fully self-funded and uses no general fund dollars.

Responsible for administration of the district student code of conduct policies and student discipline hearings, summer academic opportunities, home schooling, CPR certification, residency investigation and the coordination of the commencement program.
 
Enrollment and Family Resource Center
Westerville Schools' centralized enrollment for all students/families, including: on-line registration capabilities; interpretive services; ESL assessment; and an on-site school nurse for basic screenings. Additionally the Family Resource Center provide access to information about health-related services in the area, family education classes, transition services to buildings as needed, newsletters and information updates for families.
 
Health Services
Delivers professional health services to the school community to maximize student academic achievement and life-long wellness. School nurses strengthen partnerships with families, school professionals and community resources to proactively expand comprehensive school health services designed to promote the health of all learners. 

Homeless Children & Youths (McKinney-Vento Act)
Responsible for the enrollment of homeless students as specified in the district's policy, as well as providing services to students made homeless by a variety of situations, including disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, floods, and terrorists attacks.

School Resource Officer Program (SRO)
The School Resource Officer program is a cooperative agreement between the Westerville City Schools and the City of Westerville, assigning a Police Office at each high school and middle school. In addition to their law enforcement duties the School Resource Officer provides mentoring to students, interaction with faculty and participation in the classroom as guest speakers. 

Student Safety
Responsible for providing a safe environment conducive to learning and enforcing the rules written in the District Handbook, as well as the Code of Student Conduct.

Office of Human Resources/Employee/Labor Relations
Works to recruit, select, develop and retain the best staff for our students. This office continually is looking for highly qualified professional educators and support staff. As an equal opportunity employer, it is the policy that no candidate for a position in the District shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, or disability. The Westerville City School District uses an on-line application process for all positions. Vacancies are posted on the Online Application System and will be accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 

 

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