Grand Prairie School District learns eMaint CMMS is a game-changer
Selecting and vetting a computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) system became a priority to help move from reactive to proactive asset management within a school system. Maintaining services for a school district the size of a major town is a massive logistical undertaking. That’s the challenge faced by Dianna L. Drew, Director of Logistics & Documents Services for Grand Prairie Independent School District (GPISD), and her team.
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A 58-square-mile district near Dallas, Texas, GPISD employs 4,198 individuals, including 2,033 instructional staffers. GPISD serves more than 29,000 students on 38 campuses. The number of students is projected to grow substantially in the future.
With experience that includes work on the Boeing Corporation’s B-1Bomber and Saudi AWACS programs, Drew is well-acquainted with the intricacies of logistics. Three years ago, GPISD asked her to apply that expertise to district logistics issues.
As soon as Drew began her work, she identified multiple challenges. Drew explained, “For example, the [current] software couldn’t tell me ‘How much money have you spent repairing this unit?’ Assets weren’t controlle