Office of Warehousing, Mail, Logistics and Auctions

Warehousing, Mail, Logistics and Auctions

Detroit Public Schools owns and operates two warehouse facilities;

  • Support Services Complex (SSC) Building A
    • 1425 E. Warren Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48207
    • Operating Hours: 7:00AM until 3:00PM Monday through Friday
    • Telephone: (313) 578-7443 or (313) 999-5025
    • Warehouse Manager: Rory Young



The Warehouse supports the instructional and operational needs of the District through the warehousing and transportation of supplies and equipment, the moving of schools and departments, and the providing of courier services between District schools and locations.


Operational and Instructional supplies when purchased in bulk by schools and departments are shipped to the school district’s Support Services Complex Building A for cost savings and best possible prices. When delivered to this location, warehouse personnel will verify the order and notify the requesting department or office of receipt of the shipment. Once given authorization, the warehouse will ship to locations within the district. Some orders may be delivered on regular courier days, while others may come on other days.

Surplus Equipment

The Warehouse picks up surplus equipment from the schools and departments. To have surplus equipment picked up; a request form must be completed and emailed to the warehouse @

The Warehouse maintains good surplus equipment that is sent from schools or departments. Any DPS personnel with picture identification can visit the Warehouse and look at/secure this surplus equipment for their school or department. It will be delivered by the Warehouse staff.


Any surplus equipment that is determined to no longer be useful for the school district is sold at auction. These auctions are advertised by the procurement department, and are conducted periodically.

All auctions will be conducted online with preview dates established at the warehouse and/or school with surplus items.


Courier Service

1Courier Service goes to all schools administrative locations daily. During the school year, Courier Service goes to schools/departments every Tuesday and Friday. Meanwhile, central administrative offices are serviced every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. In the summer time, the schedule for Courier Service may change depending on demand.

Questions about Inter-Office mail delivery or processing of mail can be addressed by the Warehouse staff via email at or by contacting Felicia Venable, Executive Director of Auxiliary Services at (313) 576-0947.

Schools and departments must reimburse the mailroom for pieces 250 and over through Budget Transfer or request for a pre-paid check.

Moving Service

The Warehouse staff provides assistance with moving administrative offices and. The Warehouse has folding tables and chairs that can be moved and used at science fairs, fall festivals, dedications or other functions. This equipment must be reserved in advance.

Other Functions

  • Delivery and pick-up of tests for schools
  • Picking up donated items
  • Store of records and archives
  • Print, warehouse and deliver of forms and completed print jobs (coordinated with Hatteras Print Shop).
  • District New and Used Textbooks
  • District Administrative Mail

The General Pickup/Delivery form is a general purpose form that can be used to notify the warehouse for the pick-up of items such as obsolete or surplus books, equipment and furniture.

Note: Requests for the pick-up and removal of IT and IT-related inventory is to be sent directly to the Office of Information Technology. The Warehouse is not responsible for pick-up of these items unless requested by the Office of Information Technology.