In this webinar, Maintenance & Operations Director Darin Hargraves presents how he led the Anchorage School District through a difficult problem that operations and business officials face from time to time in their career.

Darin was asked to:

  • Reduce custodial employee cost by $2,000,000 - a 10% cut to his budget.
  • Preserve a high level of service to the schools, teachers, and students in the Anchorage Alaska School District. 

What did he accomplish? 

  • Cut $2,200,000 (13%)
  • Preserved service levels 

How did he do it? 

Darin leveraged Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and benchmarking to measure his custodial staff's performance compared to the districts around him. Watch the webinar by completing the form on this page to see the KPIs he used and how he presented his strategy to his district.

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