Maintaining Schools During Extreme Weather Events

Alishia Jolivette Webber discusses how she and her team best prepare for inclement weather.   March 10, 2023

By Mackenna Moralez, Associate Editor

Even though Texas is best known for its warm weather, the state can experience all four seasons in seemingly one week. These constant shifts in weather can make it hard to make a facility comfortable for its occupants. For schools, this can be even more challenging because it can easily compromise the learning environment. Students, faculty and staff spend a majority of their days at school, so it is up to facilities managers to ensure that they have a safe, functional space to come to every single day. 

Associate editor Mackenna Moralez spoke with Alishia Jolivette Webber, executive officer for facilities, maintenance and operations of Houston ISD to discuss how she and her team best prepare for inclement weather and what processes they have put into place since experiencing their bout of hurricanes and cold fronts. 

In this video you will learn: 

Preparing for weather events: 00:38 

Maintaining your health: 2:13 

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