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    John Carr
    Chief of Operations
    201 West Burleigh Blvd.

    Tavares, FL 32778
    Deborah M.  Vela
    Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Operations
    201 West Burleigh Blvd.
    Tavares, FL 32778

    Office # (352)253-6521
    Fax # (352) 253-6525





    Office # (352)253-6514
    Fax # (352) 253-6525





    Our Mission
    To provide quality administrative support and leadership to the offices of Building Codes, Facilities, Food Service, Growth Planning, Safety & Security Services, Transportation, and Maintenance & Grounds-to include Central Warehouse, Logistics, Plant Operations & Custodial Services, and Property Control, and continuously strive to maintain a safe and efficient learning and working environment for the students and employees of the Lake County School District. 



    Operations Department Contacts & Areas of Responsibility



    Building Code Compliance Office David Parker, Director of Facilities, Construction & Compliance
    Responsibilities include: Plan reviews, permit issuance for all construction and maintenance projects, and inspections to determine compliance with Florida Building Codes, Florida Fire Preventive Codes, State Requirements for Educational Facilities, Florida Statutes, and Florida Administrative Codes pertaining to construction of all LCS educational and ancillary facilities

    Facilities — David Parker, Director of Facilities, Construction, & Compliance
    Responsibilities include: New construction & renovation, facility design, code compliance, school plant survey


    Food Service — Linda Milliken, Supervisor
    Responsibilities include: Operating district wide breakfast and lunch Food Service operation, collecting and sorting district free and reduced school data


    Growth Planning — Kelly Randall, Coordinator
    Responsibilities include: Intergovernmental coordination, school attendance boundaries and demographics and district real estate issues, and F.I.S.H.

    Maintenance and Grounds — Calvin Wingo, Maintenance Supervisor & Gary Rogers — Grounds Supervisor
    Responsibilities include: Districtwide maintenance of facilities/schools, districtwide capital renewal, Energy Management Program and portables (installation/relocation/removal), grounds support districtwide, and custodial training 


    Safety & Security Services  Jimmer Roy, District Safety & Security Specialist
    Responsibilities include:  Management of security, emergency response, and crisis management systems of the school district
    Transportation — Scott Pfender, Director
    Responsibilities include: Maintenance of all district vehicles including buses, driver training, driver payroll, school bus routes and transportation administration

    Lake County Schools, FL does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the BoyScouts of America Equal Access Act. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to:

    Supervisor of Compensation and Employee Relations
    Lake County Schools
    Phone: 352-253-6548
    Fax: 352-253-6545