Community Relations

817 Bill Beck Blvd.

Phone: 407-870-4007 / Fax: 407-870-4017

Dana Schafer

Public Information Officer

District Employee Goes Above for New Playground
District Employee Goes Above and Beyond for New Playground
Posted on 10/28/2019
This is the image for the news article titled District Employee Goes Above and Beyond for New PlaygroundMr. John Peterson is a project field representative who works for the  Osceola School District. Recently, he was tasked with the overseeing the installation of a donated playground at Narcoossee Elementary School.

Mr. Peterson went above and beyond to get this installation done in time for the ribbon cutting ceremony. His job is to manage, but instead he worked tirelessly to make sure the installation was done safely on an occupied school site.

Many days, on his own time after hours, he went to the site and graded the sand area around it to make sure the site was safe for the students to continue playing nearby. He discovered a piece of pipe was needed and went out and purchased the pipe and fabricated it to do the job for the contractor, spending $180 of his own money, all because he wanted to make sure it was ready for the kids.

JP, as he is affectionately called, just shrugs this off but in my opinion he is an employee who displays "greatness. #SDOCGoodtoGreat

-Randy Shuttera, Assistant Superintendent for School Operations

Click here to Share Your Great

The School District of Osceola County, Florida, does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities, on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status or genetic information in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The District also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boys Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boys Scout of America Equal Access Act.

If you cannot fully access the information on any web page of this site, please let us know the accessibility issue you are having by calling (407) 870-4007, or by email at We will try to provide the information to you in an alternative format and/or make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible.

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2019 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.