Plant Services

Dennis Patrick

Dennis Patrick
706-367-3515, ext. 17137


Administrative Assistant
Kathy Anderson
706-367-5151, ext. 17106

Mr. Dennis Patrick joined the Jackson County School System in 2007 as director of administrative services. He earned a bachelor of science degree  in 1972 and a master of education degree in 1976, both from the University of Georgia. After graduation, he worked for the City of Athens and was employed for 28 years in the private sector in sales and marketing.

The Jackson County School System plant services office strives to provide clean, healthy,  safe, and well-maintained facilities for the students, staff, and community.

We are responsible for six elementary, two middle and two high schools and their campuses; the Gordon Street Center; the central office building and transportation shop – all properties owned by the Board of Education.

In addition to the maintenance and upkeep of JCSS facilities, we also are involved in the renovation and modification of existing facilities, planning for new facilities, and the installation and maintenance of the safety and security equipment used in our schools, including the Raptor check-in system.

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Josh Patton, a Jackson County native and 1997 graduate of Jackson County Comprehensive High School, has served as maintenance supervisor for the Jackson County School System since 2014. A graduate of Lanier Technical College and a state-licensed HVAC technician, he worked for Thermo King and Georgia Mechanical before joining JCSS in 2001. He holds a Level 1A certification from the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, and in 2015 he earned recognition from the National Recreation and Park Association as as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector. He and his wife have two daughters who attend Jackson County schools, and the family enjoys hunting and spending time outdoors.

By the numbers …
  • >1.4 million sq ft of school property:
    • 6 Elementary schools
    • 2 Middle schools
    • 2 High schools
  • 550+ acres of property
  • 55 Custodians
  • 3 plant managers
  • 6 Maintenance technicians
  • 1 Administrative assistant
  • 1 Coordinator
  • 1 Director