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Cordial custodial competition

March 20, 2009
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BISHOPVILLE, SC — For the past two years, custodians in the Lee County School District have participated in a friendly competition with monthly and annual awards, according to The Item.
Every month, Bryan DuRant, director of support services for the Lee County School District, visits the schools and uses a checklist that covers a variety of cleanliness and safety items, from the outside of the school to classrooms and restrooms; the winners receive the coveted "Good Housekeeping Award," the story stated.
DuRant said: "When we put this back a couple of years ago, it really made a difference. Custodians try a little harder when they know what you’re looking for and they want to win. They want to be the best. There’s no question that we have come a long way in the past couple of years."
The "Good Housekeeping Award" is presented monthly at each school board meeting and the winning school receives a certificate and each custodian at the school receives $25, the story noted.
According to the story, at the end of the school year, the school receiving the most monthly awards for the year is crowned the winner for the year. The winning custodians for the year receive $250 each.
While the custodians all want to receive the award and the recognition that goes along with it, it is the pride in their work and a job well done that means the most, the story added.
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