Hurst, a 21-year veteran custodian at Libertyville Elementary School who currently works at Rockland Elementary School, will call June 20, 2010, his last day, the story stated.
According to the story, Hurst, who on November 20 was surprised by students and staff donning similar clothes as his to commemorate his many years of service to the district, loves his job so much that he even wears his work uniform on his days off.
Hurst, a U.S. Navy veteran, has received several honors for his work with School District 70, including: The 2009 Distinguished Service Award of Merit by the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association; being named into the Libertyville Senior Hall of Fame; and having author Suzanne Slade dedicate her children''s book "The Nitrogen Cycle" to him, the story noted.
Because he adores his job and the students and staff he interacts with every day, Hurst says the decision to retire was a tough one; however, being able to spend more time with his wife and 11 grandchildren made the decision a no-brainer, the story added.
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