SARASOTA, FL — Custodians at Southside Elementary School
were recently honored with a White Glove Award for their hard work and the long hours they put in cleaning their school, according to WWSB-TV
Head Custodian Tim Carney said: "All the custodians here were really excited about it, because they hadn''t seen one here in 16 years. So you know it''s a pretty big ta-do ... it''s really great."
The White Glove Award, awarded each year to the cleanest of the 45 Sarasota County Schools
, has not been housed by Southside Elementary School since the 1993-1994 school year, the story stated.
Jody Dumas, director of facilities services for the district, said: "We go in and we are super critical ... more critical than you are at your own home. We go out, we look for dust, cobwebs ... in fact, in bathrooms, we use a black light."
While everyone appreciates a clean learning environment, parents of Southside Elementary students are extending their gratitude to the custodians who keep the school a clean, safe and healthy place to be, the story noted.