The South Texas Association of School Maintenance Officials

Our NEXT MEETING is...April 26th!

~Our April presenters will be Staples on "Accepting Change"... and Roof Connect

Meetings are from 10:30- 12:00, at the Rio Grande Valley Partnership Chamber in Weslaco, on 322 S. Missouri.  Lunch is included. Click here to send me an email to let us know you're coming...Want to make sure we've got the right amount of meals and handouts available for you!  Vendors, you are more than welcome to provide door prizes!​  Click here for the agenda.

The rest of the meeting dates for 2016-17 are:

​ November 16th      January 25th      March 29th     April 26th &    June 7-8th (SPI Summer Conference!)   ​​​

Updated ​2/13/17Remember to Check Out the Training & Other Opportunities Below!!

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If you're a school district official and you're involved in school maintenance, facilities, custodial operations we'd love to see you at our meetings!  There is no fees (our vendors/partners are great!).  We just ask that you email me in advance to let us know you're coming.  Then I'll add you to our email list so you receive future notices for meetings, etc.  It's a win win situation!


​STASMO Scholarship program, for maintenance employees and or sons/daughters of maintenance employees working in the Region One ESC districts.  We are proud to announce that our 2016 Scholarship ​winners are, Mr. Alfonso Perez of PSJA, Gina Marie and Julie Ann Silva of Edcouch Elsa ISD, Armando Trevino of San Benito CISD, Laura Avila of IDEA San Benito, Adriana Ruiz of La Joya ISD and Marisol Liserio of San Juan ISD. Each of these very deserving students received a check in their name for $800.  Congratulations!  In January we'll post the date that we'll start taking applications for 2017!

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STASMO 2017 Employee of the Year!  Each year STASMO asks Region One districts to nominate one maintenance department employee and one custodial employee.  A STASMO committee reviews the nominations then selects the one employee in each category that best meets the criteria in our nomination letter.  The selected employees will be recognized at our Conference luncheon on June 8th and awarded a plaque and gift certificate!  In February we'll post the date that we'll start taking nominations for 2017!

The 2016 Maintenance Employee of the Year is, NOE OZUNA a carpenter/cabinet maker with  Mission CISD.  Congratulations Mr. Ozuna!

The 2016 Custodial Employee of the Year is JOSE RODRIGUEZ of Laredo  United ISD. Congratulations Mr. Rodriguez!!​​

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Training & Other Opportunities...

~  4/01-02............Annual Naval Air Station Air ShowFree, Corpus Christi

~  6/07-08............6th Annual STASMO Summer Conference, Wed/Thur, South Padre Island.  Last year's participants described the conference as- "Excellent, Exciting, Interesting, Informative, Fun!!", "productive, motivational, enthusiastic, leadership, safety, discipline, respect", "Very educational", "It was a great conference!"...Register Today!    Added hotel information and links to the Summer Conference page on 3/13!

~ NEW!  See the STASMO Forum link and info on the Other Resources page!

~ This is the link to the pictures taken by Mario Garcia & his wife during our 2016 Summer Conference, Thanks Mario!!  Picasa website album.  Feel free to share the link with anyone else in your office that may have gone.  

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Our Last Meeting Was...

~April 29, 2017, our presenters were Dustin Gerloff and Justin Titus of Gerloff Company discussing "Water Damage & Restoration Services".  It was very interesting and well presented.  Thank you for the presentation and sponsoring lunch today.  A copy of their presentation is below.

4/29/17 Treasurer's Report and Sign In    Gerloff Presentation

~January 25, 2017, ​

​~ November 16, 2016 and our presenters and topics were, Perry Mechanical- "HVAC Replacement Options", Alpha Construction- "Job Order Construction" and Sherwin Williams-Uniflex "Roof Repairs & the Uniflex System".  Big thanks to our presenters for sponsoring lunch and our door prizes.  A shout out to Ben Hinojosa of US Water Services who provided the most coveted door prizes- Yeti Colsters & tumblers!

11/16 Agenda, sign in and treasurer's report.

~Sep 28, 2016, our presenters were Frank Rivas & Aaron Schultz of STANLEY, discussing school shootings, lock downs and types of hardware & technologies available to ensure a quick response. Thank you for sponsoring lunch and providing those portfolios and other great door prizes!  Also to Gulf Coast for providing gift cards.

9/28/16 Sign In Roster w_emails             Treasurer's Report          STANLEY Presentation

~April 27, 2016 our presenter was Annette Van Brunt of  Van Brunt & Associates with some "Cool Related Energy News...". 

4/27/16 Sign In & Treasurer Report          Annette Van Brunt's Presentation

~March 30, 2016, our presenters were Climatec, "Alternative to Bldg Control Systems and Russell Bego of AEP on the "Energy Rebate Programs".  Thanks to our presenters who also sponsored our lunch meal.  We also want to thank Mario Garcia of AEP for providing door prizes!

​   3/30/16 Meeting Sign In        AEP Programs Presentation          Climatec, Networkable T-Stats

~January 27, 2016, our presenter was Rajesh Kapileshwari of Ethos Engineering, "Changes in the Energy Code- 2009-2012 and The Impact on Construction, Energy & Maintenance Dept Budgets...".  Ethos also sponsored lunch for our group- Thank you!

  1/27/16 Sign In & Treasurer Report

~Nov 18, 2015, 10:30- 1200 at the Rio Grande Valley Partnership Chamber in Weslaco, 322 South Missouri followed by lunch.  We want to give a big thanks to Cesar Lopez of the BuyBoard for a very informative presentation on "Using the BuyBoard..." and sponsoring lunch and to Brice Chandler of Automated Logic who co-sponsored our lunch meal. Yours truly,(Dan Cantu) presented on "Managing The Maintenance Monster"

    11/18/15 Meeting Sign In & Treasurer Report


~Sept 30, 2015, 10:30- 1200 at the Rio Grande Valley Partnership Chamber in Weslaco, 322 South Missouri followed by lunch.  We want to give a big thanks to Byron of Gordian Group & Jim Leavelle of URETEK for providing door prizes and incentives for the meeting! And a big thanks to Jerry Tallez of One Stop Recycling and Jim Leavelle of URETEK ICR who presented and sponsored lunch.

    093015 Meeting Sign In.pdf        093015 Treasurer Report.pdf

~April 29, 2015, 10:30- 1200 at the Rio Grande Valley Partnership Chamber in Weslaco, 322 South Missouri followed by lunch.  We want to give a big thanks to Brownsville PUB & Diaz Flooring for providing door prizes and incentives at our April meeting! And a big thanks to Ben Hinojosa of ChemCal and Andy Diaz of Diaz Flooring & Interiors who presented and sponsored lunch.

Treasurer Report (2/28-3/31/15)        Agenda & Sign In Roster, 4-29-15    Cooling Tower Presentation


~March 25, 2015, 10:30-12:00 at the 
Rio Grande Valley Chamber of Commerce in Weslaco, at 322 South Missouri; followed by lunch.  We had a last minute venue change- the new location is in the same general area, 275 S. Kansas Ave (just off to the left as you come down Texas Blvd but before entering Bus 83).  The bldg has a couple suites to include their City Hall. We'll be in the one labeled Event Center (on the right), click here to see a picture of the bldg...The topics were, "Roof Top Maintenance" by Garland Products & "Asphalt Maintenance" by Jim Rose of Mejia & Rose Engineering.

Treasurer Report (11/31/14- 2/27/15)    Sign In Roster, 3-25-15


​~January 28, 2015, 10:30-12:00 at the Rio Grande Valley Chamber of Commerce in Weslaco, at 322 South Missouri; topics included- "Chillers and Preventive Maintenance, Top 5 Things You Should Be Doing & Why" and if you need to replace a chiller or DX Units "Top 3 Items You Want to Make Sure Are In Specs and Why..."  Our presenters were our local TD Industries and Ethos Engineering.  Thanks to TASB Energy, AAA Timesaver and who provided door prizes. Lunch was sponsored by TD Industries and Ethos Engineering. 

1/28/15 Agenda & Sign In Roster


~November 19, 2014, 10:30-12:00 at the Rio Grande Valley Chamber of Commerce in Weslaco.  We had a very good presentation on LED Lighting Technology by Tom Scott of Acuity.  We would like to thank Guillermo Quintanilla of Ethos Engineering for recommending them. There was also a brief review of two online tools for staying organized and keeping track of the many balls we have to juggle- Asana and Evernote. 

11/19/14 Sign In Roster        11/19/14 Treasurer Report    Acuity LED Presentation


September 24, 2014, 10:30-12:00 at the Rio Grande Valley Chamber of Commerce in Weslaco. We had presentations by Beto Casares, TASB, Risk Safety Specialist to talk about safety in general and OSHA, Russell Bego of AEP to tell us about their Energy Efficiency Incentive programs that get funded in January and Shannon Ostos of Redfish Recycling to talk about a different kind of recycling program that they offer in the lower valley...It was great to see IDEA Public Schools, La Joya folks as well as the ladies from Brownsville PUB and Magic Valley Electricity Co-op!

9/24/14 Sign In Roster     AEP Efficiency Programs Presentation     Redfish Recycling Program

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Coming Up and Did You Know...

~That in our "Other Resources" page we have links to Facilities Maintenance related websites as well as presentations such as on, "Pavement Maintenance" and "LEED in Existing Buildings"?

Maintenance Nuts & Bolts newsletter!  11/13- just added..  October topic is "How to change a negative perception..."

~The American Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities offer a variety of free webinars that you can access for free. The latest is one on IPM by Janet Hurley!

~TASBO has online courses that you can sign up for...

~The Texas School Safety Center helps schools create and improve emergency operation plans. It was formed in 1999 and was authorized by the 77th Texas Legislature in 2001. It is located in the Texas Education Code - Chapter §37.201. The Attorney Generals Office website also has a school safety section with lots of good info and resources...

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Registration/Mailing List...

Interested in getting placed on our mailing list?  Then please click on the following link and complete the six Survey Monkey registration questions, Email me when you've completed the registration survey- Dan Cantu, President