Distribution Center Luis Garcia – Supervisor 5260 Geiger Blvd. (719) 520-2921
MISSION: The Distribution Center supports School District 11's focus on increasing student achievement by providing fast, courteous and safe deliveries of supplies to our schools to help support the learning environment for our children. We serve over 60 D-11 locations as well as area BOCES schools, and also house the Food & Nutrition Services offices and stock, the records Department, and the Science Kit Refurbishment Center. This function is centrally operated from a 52,050 sq/ft warehouse located at the FOTC.
Stock Inventory: Items range from office supplies and various paper products to selected instructional and custodial supplies. Items stocked are chosen by demand and potential for savings via quantity discounts.
Receiving, Processing and Distribution of Regular & Special Order Items: Most products purchased for schools or other sites in the district are initially delivered to the warehouse for receiving and processing in to the district. Once this is done, it is sent to the ordering customer.
Deliveries & Moving Assistance: All D-11 sites are scheduled for once a week delivery of warehouse stock or special order items. As our schedule allows and within our capability, we assist with moves between different buildings and schools. This includes office/classroom furniture and other items or equipment to benefit our students and staff.
Property Disposal: The Warehouse handles the disposition of excess district non-real property. This includes textbooks, furnishings, computers, and other district-owned equipment. The staff first attempts to get items back into use at other district locations. Items that remain in excess or are outdated are either sold off or are donated to others. If an item is truly obsolete, nonfunctional, un-safe or economically un-repairable, the warehouse staff will dispose of the items in a manner that represents the lowest cost and risk to the district. A listing of items that are available for reuse is on the Warehouse intranet website as well as e-mailed along with pictures to all sites.
Most products purchased for schools or other sites in the district are sent to the warehouse. Once the product has been received, it is matched against a purchase order. The shipment will be verified that the items sent match what was ordered. The order will then be received by PeopleSoft and sent to the appropriate destination assigned. Equipment such as Audio Visual (A.V.) and computer equipment is processed in the same manner, except that it may be assigned an asset tag number if it is valued at $500.00 or above. Any other non-AV item over $5,000.00 is considered a capital asset and needs to be added into the site's inventory by Mr. Al Johnson in accounting (520-2048), otherwise the equipment is just marked as school district property.
Tagging AV Equipment:
We only provide tags for A.V. items that cost $500.00 or above, “this is a School Board Policy”. If you do have equipment that meets this and was NOT purchased by way of a District Purchase Order, you must provide the following information to the Warehouse before we can provide you any tags. Once this information is provided, we will send out the tags, compiled and provided to Mr. Al Johnson this information so it can be added to your schools inventory.
Available on a first come, first serve basis.
For specific items, please call us at 520-2921.
In our efforts to stretch every dollar, we maintain and store gently used and new furniture to benefit teachers and students in our schools.
The warehouse receives used books on a daily basis, which are made available to you for classroom use. All District #11 Teachers or Principals are welcome to view the used books during our working hours, 6:30AM to 3:00PM. The used books are not categorized.
NOTE: We do not store used textbooks for schools. At the end of every school year, ALL used textbooks are put out to bid to used book buyers and all funds are deposited into the general fund.
Returning Used Books To The Warehouse To prevent injury to the Warehouse Driver, books must be properly secured in a copy-paper sized box (17.5”W X 11.5”D X 9.5”H). Each box must be labeled.
Example: DISCARD - STRATTON TO WAREHOUSE
Transferring Used Books To Another School To prevent injury to the Warehouse Driver, books must be properly secured in a copy-paper sized box (17.5”W X 11.5”D X 9.5”H). Each box must be labeled.