Operational Services

Ashley Lightfoot

Ashley Lightfoot

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The Operational Services Director reports directly to the Superintendent. Offices are located in the Educational Technology Center at the intersection of Education Drive and Watson Drive, directly across Chumash Creek from the Administrative Offices.

SLOCOE facilities and staff are spread throughout the County from San Miguel to Nipomo. Operational Services maintenance staff are highly mobile and perform preventive and emergency maintenance as well as small projects.

The Director assists the Superintendent with facility planning, project management and school facility financing. Operational Services provides the point of contact with numerous regulatory agencies.

Transportation staff provide student bus service for Community School students at three locations in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero and San Luis Obispo. Operational Services is also responsible for scheduling and maintaining fleet, delivery and utility vehicles.

The Director of Operations serves as Safety Coordinator for worker compensation and liability issues and assists and advises the Superintendent’s staff on emergency preparedness and disaster response issues.

Operational Services coordinates all Use of Facilities requests for the county office of education.  Information regarding requesting use of our facilities is located within the links below.  Also, you may contact the Use of Facilities coordinator at 782-7251.



3420 Watson Drive
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93405
Tel. 805-782-7250 | Fax 805-544-5174

Ashley Lightfoot – Director of Operational Services
Bill Barnhill – Maintenance, Operations and Transportation Manager
Wendy Galitello – Administrative Assistant II
Lisa Irwin – Administration Assistant I
Steve Avelar – Assistant

Joe Pauly – School Bus Driver
Kelly Sola – School Bus Driver

Tom Wood – Skilled Maintenance Worker/Substitute Bus Driver
Jim Price – Skilled Maintenance Worker/Substitute Bus Driver
Dave Heit – Skilled Maintenance Worker
Dennis Loftus – Groundskeeper

Michelle Terry – Lead Custodian
Sharon James – Custodian/Substitute Bus Driver
Miguel Rojas – Custodian/Substitute Bus Driver
Bernard Bonham – Custodian
Norma Esguerra – Custodian
Julie Lackie – Custodian
Haydn Kausch – Custodian