Josh Patton

Josh Patton
706-367-5151, ext. 17137
Email: jpatton@jcss.us


Administrative Assistant
Sheilla Briggs
706-367-5151, ext. 17106
Email: sbriggs@jcss.us

Josh Patton, a Jackson County native and 1997 graduate of Jackson County Comprehensive High School, was named JCSS facilities director in 2018. 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 was named maintenance supervisor for the Jackson County School System in 2014 and plant services coordinator in 2017. 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 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.

The Jackson County School System Facilities Department strives to provide clean, healthy,  safe, and well-maintained buildings and properties for its 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.

The Jackson County School System’s Board of Education has a Wellness Policy that guides our Wellness Procedures and maintains a Wellness, Health, Safety & Security Advisory Committee to help plan, update, implement, promote and monitor the wellness policy as well as to address other health, safety, and security concerns within the school system.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please send an email to Dr. Debra Morris at dmorris@jcss.us or John Canup at jcanup@jcss.us.

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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
  • 4 plant managers
  • 8 maintenance technicians
  • 2 maintenance supervisors
  • 1 administrative assistant
  • 1 director


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