The Division of Facilities Management works to ensure all school facilities are operating effectively and efficiently. The proper maintenance and upkeep of the buildings and grounds throughout the school district are key to the mission of maintaining a safe environment for students and staff. The construction of new, multi-million dollar schools, facility upgrades, and campus additions are also achieved at the leadership of this division with many projects funded by the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST). On November 8, 2011, the continuation of this one cent sales tax was approved with overwhelming support by the citizens of Chatham County, and will provide a method of funding to maintain the continued growth and improvement of Savannah-Chatham schools. The division is lead by the interim Executive Director of Facilities Management, Vanessa Miller-Kaigler.